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Less smutty than 024 but still featuring many smuts laid out on the snow to decrease the albedo.

Germans winter in pack ice made fast, make some geographic discoveries, fly, sledge, and science as much as they can but it’s the diving that sets the voyage of the Gauss apart, in my eyes.
Willy Heinrich – die Achtung!
Also, I make penguin noises as I try and fail to pronounce “Drygalski took up a professorship…”

die episoden

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One of the first aerial photographs in Antarctica from the third balloon ascent in Antarctica shows the Gauss among the ice.  The sastrugi sculpting indicates the direction of the prevailing winds.  The balloon’s tether line, while above the ice rather than below it, resonates with me, but I’ll get into that later.

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