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International Antarctic Centre - Christchurch :: Thursday, November 18, 2004 - 10:00 AM (GMT)


New Zealand







Christchurch is the gateway to Antarctica and located near the airport is the International Antarctic Centre.

The centre was really good and gives you an interesting insight into the research and development work, that is carried out in the Antarctic.



We donned warm jackets and braved the artic conditions in the simulated room. The temp dropped to -5, but the wind chill from the fans made it feel much much colder. Joo couldn't wait to get outside!

The highlight of the centre was the chance to have a ride in the Hagglund ATV, that are used extensively out on the ice.

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International Antarctic Centre - Christchurch



Brass Monkeys!



Joo feeling the cold.



Lee test driving the snomobile.



Lee seeing what it's like to be an Eskimo



Hurry up and take the photo - I'm freezing!



Hagglunds ATV























Joo wrapped up ready for the cold.





 
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