Antarctic ICE Expedition Finish >> Dixie and Sam are off the ice
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After an epic journey of more than 5013 kilometers, 74 days on the ice, and with a world record distance to their name, Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour are bringing their Antarctic ICE Expedition to a close.
Recently Dixie announced, following careful consideration, that he and Sam have closed the Antarctic ICE expedition and would slowly begin their departure from Antarctica. All of the signs point to this lucid decision: their current “excellent” landing spot for an airplane and the pending end of the Antarctic season. There were many more components to this decision, but all of them led to the same conclusion: the time has come to end the expedition in safety, in harmony, and with total satisfaction.
Dixie and Sam were expertly picked up from their final campsite and safely flown to Progress Station.
The entire Antarctic ICE Expedition Team would like to thank the amazing teamwork of the TAC/ALCI Logistics Team. Their expertise in a vast continent is simply astounding. In particular, our deepest thanks go out to our trusty pilot “Cowboy Chuck,” the epitome of adventure: he and his operations team allowed for the calculated risk to go in and get Dixie and Sam in less than ideal conditions.
Everyone safe, everyone grateful.
Dixie called just before leaving their final camp. With the roar of the airplane engines in the background, he exclaimed: “It’s a full moon! There’s a full moon guiding us home!”
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