- October 23-24, 1999
The high-altitude jumps in preparation for the South Pole trip will be held
on the weekend of October 23-24 at Skydive Crosskeys in Williamstown, NJ. However, others not on the trip are invited to attend. The purpose of this exercise is to familiarize everyone with O2 systems and the effects of high-altitude on the human body.
They plan a series of 3 jumps. The day on Saturday should look like this:
0900 - Briefing on High Altitude Physiology and O2 systems
1100 - First load to 19,000 ft. above Mean Sea Level (ASML)
1300 - Second high-altitude to 21,000 ft. ASML
1600 - Third high-altitude to 23,000 ft. ASML
This will take place on Saturday October 23. On Friday October 22, Graham
Hoal from South Africa, Paul Borrill from CA and our Malaysian brothers will
be at Skydive CrossKeys for organized skydives. They're going to start the
work on the freefall formation above the South Pole at this time. If you
can make this try-out camp, please attend.
We reserve Sunday October 23 as our "Rain Date". If we get everything done
on Saturday, we will concentrate on organized skydives and the "South Pole
Airspeed" [apologies to Jack Jeffries and the boys] formation.
The individual costs broken out are follows: $45/lift plus approximately $15/person for the O2 systems.
Please drop Bob Christ an email -firstname.lastname@example.org - to let him know that you will attend then schedule with Jen at manifest at Skydive CrossKeys. A firm commitment is needed as soon as possible since they have to buy the O2 beforehand.
For more information and directions to the DZ, please see the web site at: http://www.freefalladventures.com
For more information on the South Pole Expedition see also the russian web site and the french web site.