A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: John D. Howard
Date: 2019 Jan 19, 14:57 -0800
It is not because of the cold, it is because there is no place to land. When I flew over the north pole region there was always a place to divert to in an emergency. There are airports in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and of course. Russa.
When flying into Little America - McMurdo from Christchurch, NZ my only divert was back to NZ. There is nothing close to most of Antarctia but ocean.