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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2008, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Advice - Antarctic Expedition Snowmobile

Does anybody have any suggestions as to what snowmobile would be best suited for use in Antarctica as a utility/support vehicle. A few considerations that need to be taken into account.
  • Operate is very cold temperatures
  • Long range fuel tanks and good fuel economy
  • Weight limit as it needs to be flown in by helicopter (under 600kgs)
  • Be able to attach and haul a sledge to the back
  • Reliable in all conditions and easy to maintain
  • Wide tracked for deep snow

There is the dream list of features! So far I have been looking at Ski-Doo Scandic SWT which are currently used in Antarctica by scientists.

Any suggestions or thoughts would be much appreciated! Thanks.
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Longwalker, suggest you check out the Iron Dog - it's an annual snowmobile Poker Run/adventure/race in Alaska, covering similar conditions and requirements. Our coverage has some details (suggestions for riding gear, GPS, lights, emergency equipment etc) and maybe some contact names that could help.

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Thanks very much writeforus. I'll check out the links and get in touch with those guys. Cheers.
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So are plans moving forward?
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