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Libya : al-Butnān

95.8 km (59.5 miles) SSE of al-Jaġbūb, al-Butnān, Libya
Approx. altitude: 83 m (272 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 29°S 155°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: North view - View along the Libyan-Egyptian border #3: East view - View into Egypt #4: South view - View along the Libyan-Egyptian border #5: GPS view 1 #6: (L-R kneeling) Andy Mattingley, Wayne Smith, Rex Rediker, (Standing) Paul Henry #7: Taking a break along the way #8: Photographing the evidence

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  29°N 25°E  

#1: West view - View into Libya

(visited by Wayne Smith, Andy Mattingley, Rex Rediker and Paul Henry)

15-Jun-2007 -- After a three-hour trek across the desert, traversing many sand dunes, we arrived at the DCP. This area along the Libyan/Egyptian border is known for its many landmines and unexploded ordnance from WW II and from more recent conflicts.

A very dangerous place for the common man but for us, it's our everyday place of work. The four of us are Explosive Ordnance Technicians (EOD Techs). We work here in the area for an oil company, inspecting seismic lines for explosive contaminants.

While scouting in the South of our sector today, we knew we were close to this DCP and decided to probe our way towards it. Gladly we found no evidence of explosive contaminants and were able to log another CP.


 All pictures
#1: West view - View into Libya
#2: North view - View along the Libyan-Egyptian border
#3: East view - View into Egypt
#4: South view - View along the Libyan-Egyptian border
#5: GPS view 1
#6: (L-R kneeling) Andy Mattingley, Wayne Smith, Rex Rediker, (Standing) Paul Henry
#7: Taking a break along the way
#8: Photographing the evidence
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
The borderline between Libya and Egypt is running N-S exactly through the Confluence.