These are just a few of the behemoths wandering around town here...some are gear transports, some for people, some I have no idea...lots are used for what they call traverses. This is a process they use to haul big gear that won't fit in a C-130 transport plane and is needed in deep camps. They are able to traverse about 23-25 miles a day. These are used to run fuel to the South Pole in the darkness winter for example. It's about a 2 month road trip from here to there.
|For perspective, the little red one on the left takes up the back of a C-17 transport.|
|I know what I want for next Christmas now...|
|Ivan...seats around 100 people. Those tires are around 6 feet tall.|
Pretty neat stuff, eh? They actually had an event last Sunday where the operators toured folks around and drive some of the vehicles around. I missed it, may next year. It's probably for the better as I would have broken something....anyhow. Just 2 weeks left here. Can't wait to go home and get on with life. Talk to everyone soon! Cheers from McMurdo...