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Crossing of Antarctica
« on: December 27, 2018, 09:18:34 AM »
Article in the news today about an American man becoming the first to cross Antarctica unaided. It took him 54 days to complete the 930 mile trek. While I for one highly respect the guy for his epic achievement I would like to know what the flat Earthers view on this mission is given how they view Antarctica.

Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 11:22:37 AM »
Article in the news today about an American man becoming the first to cross Antarctica unaided. It took him 54 days to complete the 930 mile trek. While I for one highly respect the guy for his epic achievement I would like to know what the flat Earthers view on this mission is given how they view Antarctica.
It appears to me as if he did not cross Antarctica.

Even by RET standards...

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2018/12/explorer-completes-historic-antarctic-trek/

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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2018, 01:45:47 PM »
Well it seems he achieved his objective by traversing a section of the Antarctic continent via the South Pole so what is the problem with that?  How would that be possible by FET?

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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2018, 03:50:05 PM »
Article in the news today about an American man becoming the first to cross Antarctica unaided. It took him 54 days to complete the 930 mile trek. While I for one highly respect the guy for his epic achievement I would like to know what the flat Earthers view on this mission is given how they view Antarctica.
It appears to me as if he did not cross Antarctica.

Even by RET standards...

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2018/12/explorer-completes-historic-antarctic-trek/

So, by your standard, crossing the Sahara desert can only be done in the longest direction?  I live in a rectangular state, I’ve crossed it many times in all directions?  Which one wasn’t a crossing so I am not lying to people?

Mr. Brady walked actross it through the geographic South Pole, that had never been done before.  Where is the problem?

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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2018, 04:15:50 PM »
I'm just a bit mystified by why O'Grady apparently didn't come across the Ice Wall that FET talks about. He finished his expedition at the Ross Ice Shelf after reaching the South Pole.  So where is the edge of the Earth supposed to be?

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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2018, 09:43:49 PM »
So where is the edge of the Earth supposed to be?
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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2018, 10:24:49 PM »
I'm just a bit mystified by why O'Grady apparently didn't come across the Ice Wall that FET talks about. He finished his expedition at the Ross Ice Shelf after reaching the South Pole.  So where is the edge of the Earth supposed to be?

My best guess in the ice wall model is this:


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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2018, 10:27:01 PM »
I have read the FAQ thanks Pete. Frequently you might say. That's why I wondered why no mention of the Ice Wall that the FAQ mentions was made on this occasion. Someone who has trekked across Antarctica like that would surely have come across such a wall.

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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2018, 10:28:35 PM »
If that was the route taken Stack, I would have thought that would add up to a bit more than the distance he covered and taken rather longer! 930 miles and 54 days BTW.  Where is the South Pole on that route anyway?
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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2018, 10:41:26 PM »
It seems as if they went to the south pole base and basically turned back.


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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2018, 10:43:10 PM »
If that was the route taken Stack, I would have thought that would add up to a bit more than the distance he covered and taken rather longer! 

Some say the flat earth is around 25000 miles in diameter. Using that, I would say in the ice wall model, their journey was approx 9000 miles.

Where is the South Pole on that route anyway?

Good question. I don't know how that works with the ice wall model.

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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2018, 10:44:18 PM »
Not the way I see it Tom.  My interpretation is that he started off at the Ronne Ice Shelf and ended up at the Ross Ice Shelf via the South Pole.  He was tracked all the way by his family using GPS.

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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2018, 10:51:13 PM »
It seems as if they went to the south pole base and basically turned back.



How do you define "basically turned back"?

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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2018, 01:39:05 AM »
Personally I don't believe it. National Geo has already proved to run FAKE stories, ie

https://www.dailywire.com/news/33782/fake-news-nat-geo-admits-viral-photo-polar-bear-amanda-prestigiacomo

The whole space thing with a globe is absurd.
What kind of person would devote endless hours posting scientific facts trying to correct the few retards who believe in the FE? I slay shitty little demons.

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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2018, 10:07:28 AM »
Personally I don't believe it. National Geo has already proved to run FAKE stories, ie

https://www.dailywire.com/news/33782/fake-news-nat-geo-admits-viral-photo-polar-bear-amanda-prestigiacomo

The whole space thing with a globe is absurd.
But there is strong evidence of many Antarctic expeditions for the past 100 years, and before.

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

The existence of which of these are you denying?

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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2018, 03:52:21 PM »
Personally I don't believe it. National Geo has already proved to run FAKE stories, ie

https://www.dailywire.com/news/33782/fake-news-nat-geo-admits-viral-photo-polar-bear-amanda-prestigiacomo

The whole space thing with a globe is absurd.

Are we allowed to believe foxnews?  https://www.foxnews.com/sports/american-endurance-athlete-achieves-impossible-journey-oregonian-first-man-to-solo-across-antarctica-unaided

Dailywire and fake news in the same sentence is a little ironic.

https://climatefeedback.org/evaluation/global-quackery-earth-not-warmed-past-19-years-new-study-finds-joseph-curl-the-daily-wire/

Here is one of many posts from dailywire blasting FET...

https://www.dailywire.com/news/37763/walsh-flat-earth-matt-walsh

Are dailywire and foxnews both issuing fake news regularly just like National Geographic?

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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2018, 04:54:13 PM »
I'm cynical I guess about most things? Remember this one? Fox news ran it too, always about $$$$$

https://fox8.com/2017/11/27/i-want-to-change-my-life-homeless-good-samaritan-plans-to-share-donation-windfall/

More power to this guy if he walked it, I just find it impossible in that time frame. BTW how did he lighten his load? I thought even pooh had to be packed out.

Oh well the earth is round, lets make some money !
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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2018, 08:36:52 PM »
People do amazing things, eh?

What was the name of the woman who skied across Antarctica? Felicity Aston?

Kind of humbling when you really think about it.
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2018, 11:16:26 PM »
If you are making your claim without evidence then we can discard it without evidence.

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Re: Crossing of Antarctica
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2018, 10:04:40 AM »
Some British dude has done it now

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-46708667/capt-lou-rudd-is-first-briton-to-cross-antarctic-unaided

I don't know whether his route was similar.
He's not a dude, he is British Army Captain. Route is the standard one from Ronne Ice Shelf to Leverett Glacier on the Ross Shelf.