Here's an update from Antarctica: our LTM 1040-2.1 has strongly and vigorously started its 3rd campaign since December 1.
Travel to Antarctica is currently only possible under the strictest conditions and when absolutely necessary. All tourism is excluded. The crane operators were stationed in advance in Punta Arenas (Chile) under official conditions in a specially equipped quarantine hotel.
Only a military vessel can currently get to Antarctica to reach GARS O'Higgins – our crane operators arrived at their destination on 29.11.2020.
The 40 t mobile crane was checked and made ready for the Antarctic summer season. Operation for this campaign is expected to be possible until approximately the end of March 2021 (weather permitting).
With best wishes to the entire team and much success for this season!
Please also read our project report "Journey to the eternal ice":
and watch the latest video on our facebook page:
Image source: https://www.facebook.com/ejercitochile/videos/1078016832685489