1. Subscribersonhouse
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    28 Oct '16 10:53
    http://theconversation.com/why-im-spending-three-months-sailing-right-around-antarctica-for-science-67782

    This is the second circumnavigation of Antarctica, the first in 1947.
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    28 Oct '16 12:041 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    This is the second circumnavigation of Antarctica, the first in 1947.
    Technically, all round the world trips are circumnavigations of Antarctica 🙂

    Where did you get that statistic? Do you mean by scientific vessels?
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    28 Oct '16 12:402 edits
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Technically, all round the world trips are circumnavigations of Antarctica 🙂

    Where did you get that statistic? Do you mean by scientific vessels?
    In 1947 there was a small fleet of ships, US Navy that did the tour back then.

    It was called operation highjump.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Highjump

    It was a large expedition but not sure if they went all the way round.
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    28 Oct '16 14:311 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    In 1947 there was a small fleet of ships, US Navy that did the tour back then.
    What I am asking, is why you think that was the only circumnavigation of Antarctica. What criteria are you using?

    For example, this guy did it single handedly - twice in a row:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Sanders


    And what about the Antarctica Cup ocean race:
    http://www.acronautic.com/antartica-cup-ocean-race/
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    28 Oct '16 15:21
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    What I am asking, is why you think that was the only circumnavigation of Antarctica. What criteria are you using?

    For example, this guy did it single handedly - twice in a row:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Sanders


    And what about the Antarctica Cup ocean race:
    http://www.acronautic.com/antartica-cup-ocean-race/
    I looked, I guess not too hard, I thought there was only the one. Ok, thanks for the links.
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