After a long late night of test dives and data analysis, Challenger is now on its way across the shelf.
Due to the strength of the currents, the plan of trying to navigate through the canyon was scrapped in exchange of flying across the shelf and out towards open water. The team down in Perth was able to provide us with a current map showing forecast and real time currents from the HF Radar network showing a strong current to the north:
29 is now set to try and fly due west across the shelf with the most dangerous part being climbing back up the far canyon wall with the potential of being slammed by the northward current.
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