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An unequal battle

2 Oct 2013, 10:03 UTC
An unequal battle
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Antonio Litterio describes the Antarctic battle to be read with music from pianist Roberto Cacciapaglia playing at the same time. Our main protagonist at the beginning of September was the bad weather. The wind, with its icy breath, brings mild … Continue reading →

Credits: IPEV/PNRA-A. Litterio
Antonio Litterio describes the Antarctic battle to be read with music from pianist Roberto Cacciapaglia playing at the same time.




Our main protagonist at the beginning of September was the bad weather. The wind, with its icy breath, brings mild temperatures of -46°C down to a -80°C including wind-chill factor. It transforms all that is around me. The vast plateau is immersed in a surreal blinding fog. Tiny ice particles spread the sunlight and the sphere of the Sun is only just visible. On the ground, the wind draws snow crystals with twisting curves of a few centimeters, they seem to be running away from everything while the snow under them hardens like a blanket that does not want to feel the cold. If you venture outside your steps are erased in just a few minutes. As you walk further from the base it gradually ...

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