Expedition members Danny Osborne, Gerry Wardell with administrator Phillipa Kidd prepare an expedition. Scenes in offices raising sponsorship from many sponsors. Production of the Irish ...
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Expedition members Danny Osborne, Gerry Wardell with administrator Phillipa Kidd prepare an expedition. Scenes in offices raising sponsorship from many sponsors. Production of the Irish Arctic expedition 1981 booklet manifesto "Opporunities for Involvement". 18-man-day food ration boxes being filled with donated foods in warehouse. All the members including cameraman, John O'Mara cycling in Dublin to business meetings with various sponsors. Finally departure from Dublin Airport via the customs checking camera case and a two-handed nerve shaking champagne reception. Take-off to airborne-animation of plane accross the atlantic and on wards to Canada with views of RCAF Hercules cockpit instrumentation and icebergs, sea and ice and snow below. A frozen snowpacked airstrip finds a Hercules taking off in front of a low sun leaving behind its load of 7 tonnes ... all the expedition-freight in one place for the first time ... This is Eureka weather-station at Latitude 80 degrees North .... an...
[after six-weeks travelling alone a light plane is sent to rendezvous with Danny to extract him and return to base camp. A small Twin-Otter lands on skis taxing to a halt in front of camera. Door opens showing smailing suntanned Danny with a red wool hat who deftly removes a pair of solid wooden slitted sunglasses. His blue eyes shine brilliantly-blue as he turns his head through the camera to address Gerry - off-camera]
. "Jesus Gerry, give-us a fag man, and i'll never call you a bollox again !"
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