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CAPTAIN  Bob MATHEWS, MNI and wife, Judy, MADE A SEMI-CIRCUMNAVIGATION  OF
ANTARCTICA IN THE RUSSIAN ICE BREAKER "KAPITAN KHLEBNIKOV"   2004 / 2005.
FIRST LANDFALL IN ANTARCTICA WAS THE SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS  ( 58 degs. West.)
ON THE TIP OF THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA.   THE  VOYAGE PROCEEDED ALONG THE
COASTS OF THE BELLINGSHAUSEN and AMUNDSEN SEAS TO THE ROSS  ICE SHELF and
McMURDO SOUND. FINALLY LEAVING ANTARCTICA AT CAPE ADARE  (169  degs. East ).
AN ILLUSTRATED ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGE WAS GIVEN BY CAPT. MATHEWS  AT THE ROYAL
HONG KONG YACHT CLUB ON 23rd. February 2005
THE HANDOUTS DISTRIBUTED AT THE TALK AND DISPLAYED ON THIS  SITE, WERE ALL
PREPARED BY CAPT. MATHEWS,  INCLUDING ALL THE HISTORICAL  DATA.
ALL PHOTOS OF ANTARCTICA ARE BY JUDY MATHEWS.
Handouts and Photos are Copyright of Bob and Judy Mathews

PHOTOS                                        SLIDE  SHOW


SEMI -  CIRCUMNAVIGATION of ANTARCTICA
A talk by
Captain R. R. Mathews MNI
23rd
. February 2005
 
Index
 
Page.                                                   Content.
    
1.                                             Map of Antarctica

2.                                             Kapitan Khlebnikov specifications
    
3.                                             Kapitan Khlebnikov side elevation.
    
4.                                             Kapitan Khlebnikov deck plan
    
5.                                             Chronology of Approach to the South Pole
 
6 - 10                                       Principal expeditions of the Heroic Age ( 1895-1917),
    
                                                  their significance and huts
 
                                        
                                                                                            
11 - 12                                    Antarctic birds ( south of the Convergence )
13.                                          Marine mammals of Antarctica.
 
For a joint scientific and geographical piece of organization, give me Scott. For a winter
. journey, Wilson. For a dash to the Pole and nothing else, Amundsen, and, if I am in the
devil of a hole and want to get out of it, give me Shackleton every time.
 
Apsley Cherry- Garrard
                 
        
    
    
                                                                                           
                              
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