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Mm Links June 2014 Week 1

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gen2 | 07:45 Sat 07th Jun 2014 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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This is your host, temporarily appearing here as 'King Penguin'.


It was 1968 and the British Antarctic Survey were doing their recruiting rounds of the universities. I went to the talk, so something within me must have been interested but afterwards, I decided this definitely wasn't for me. The coldest I'd experienced up to then was the UK winter of 1962-63.

Nevertheless, with a scouting background and love of the outdoors, I had joined St Andrews University Mountaineering Club, regularly spending weekends in the Scottish mountains in all weathers.

As a result, in 1969, I became part of a 10-man University Expedition to West Greenland led by Dr P W F Gribbon. It was based for five weeks on an uninhabited island called Upernivik Island in the Umanak district. The expedition had a dual purpose: to climb the mountains and carry out some scientific data collection. My contribution, along with my friend Neil, was to survey the recession of a glacier by means of a plane-table and alidade. There were no electronics or lasers to assist in those days - in fact Neil later went on to do research on lasers for his PhD.

The results of our survey, along with previous work by others, was published in this scientific journal.
http://www.igsoc.org/journal.old/9/56/igs_journal_vol09_issue056_pg279-282.pdf

The next time the British Antarctic Survey came round recruiting, I was much more interested.

More on that next week.

While you wait, I have provided a once-in-a-lifetime PHOTO opportunity for you to get a small taste of what we experienced.

Ten images will be found here:
http://www.kirkcaldyartclub.org.uk/Index.asp?MainID=18329

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I remind you that according to normal practice, for the everyday running of MM, I shall follow this rule on word length, in that each of my pre-selected link words contains at least four letters and at most eight letters. Stray outside this range and you will be wasting one of your attempts!

Each of the selected link words may go in front of, or behind my challenge word to make a new longer word or to make a well-known phrase or saying. The combination will never be a person's name.

The competition will officially close on Sunday Evening at 7.00pm, when my alter-ego, gen2, will declare my pre-selected words and then apply the same rules for awarding points that have been applied during all MM Link Games in the past. My set of four words to have their links predicted should appear below at 9.00am.
oh WOW! That last one is truly spectacular. And you draw and paint too!
Brilliant photos and a painting too - did you ever run into a Simon Taylor
in your Antarctic expeditions - think he was a sort of engineer - his mother is still alive in the North of Scotland
J
That last photo illustrates light in darkness - hang on to that, Rockfordill.
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I, 'King Penguin', challenge you to predict my set of four links to go with these challenge words.

CLIMB
SURVEY
LASER
DEGREE

Good luck.
climb down
ordnance survey
laser beam
third degree
Good morning, KP. Nuts?

Mountain climb
Survey ship
Laser beam
First degree
MOUNTAIN climb
ORDNANCE
laser SURGERY
HONORARY degree
Mountain Climb
Antarctic Survey
Laser Energy
Third Degree
good morning

Hill climb
Building Survey
Laser Printer
Masters Degree
Good morning, everyone. I'll try:

Vertical CLIMB
Ordnance SURVEY
LASER Surgery
Third DEGREE

Good luck, all.
Climb DOWN
HOUSE survey
Laser PRINTER
THIRD degree
HILL climb
survey SHIP
laser SHARP
MASTERS degree.
I'll try
SHEER climb
ORDNANCE survey
laser BEAM
THIRD degree
Thanks Gen

Steep CLIMB
SURVEY monkey
LASER printer
Honours DEGREE
Good morning all

MOUNTAIN Climb
ORDNANCE Survey
Laser SURGERY
THIRD Degree
ROCK climb
survey VESSEL
laser PRINTER
HONORARY degree
Hill Climb
Laser Beam
Road Survey
Third Degree
Hill Climb
Ordnance Survey
Laser Surgery
Third Degree
Thanks gen2
HILL CLIMB
BUILDING SURVEY
LASER PRINTER
THIRD DEGREE
Good luck everybody

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