Pole to Pole
Day 137: Punta Arenas
'This doesn't happen anywhere else in the world. If you saw a weather map like that in Europe you'd all move.'
He's worried that there is a lot of wet weather around, and the combination of wet weather and height leads to icing. Also it's important to have 'good visual' on the mountains. What this actually means is that he won't believe they're there unless he can see them. There's no guided navigation down here. In fact below about sixty degrees South there is not even satellite coverage. All of which is why Bruce likes to see where he's going.
He introduces me to his co-pilot, Louie. 'He's a fully qualified stuntman, you know.'
A youngish, angular, handsome face. Eyes that look back impassively. These two, like everyone else on the edge of the Antarctic, are straight out of Central Casting.
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- Series: Pole to Pole
- Day: 137
- Country/sea: Chile
- Place: Punta Arenas
- Book page no: 304
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