UK diaries 2015
We are out – EGRIP camp is closed for the winter
09 June 2015
The pull out flight to EGRIP was a success...
Plane coming tomorrow
08 June 2015
This afternoon we got confirmation that a plane will head for EGRIP tomorrow morning...
Plane Monday cancelled too – the art of hurrying up and waiting
07 June 2015
What can you do? Except for waiting?...
Plane Sunday cancelled – just as we finished packing down in camp
06 June 2015
All day was spent on packing down camp...
We are preparing to be flown out on Sunday
05 June 2015
This afternoon, all items on the snow have been stowed either on sleds or in garages.
We are on schedule in packing down EGRIP camp
04 June 2015
Step by step, we complete the tasks of closing camp...
The heaps of cargo on the snow disappear
03 June 2015
After we arrived at EGRIP, we began to unpack our sleds...
The second LC-130 flight to EGRIP
02 June 2015
Today we had the second LC-130 flight to EGRIP...
A busy day – the first LC-130 flight to EGRIP
01 June 2015
Today we had the first LC-130 flight to EGRIP...
It is Sunday; but we have a flight tomorrow
31 May 2015
Although it is Sunday, here is no rest for the wicked...
First Saturday evening at EGRIP
30 May 2015
We completed the mechanics garage, and...
Slowly getting into camp routine again
29 May 2015
We have to get used to a dome that doesn’t move, but it is a good feeling...
Camp layout and skiway taking shape – and we had visitors
28 May 2015
Survey of camp area is now complete...
Second day at EGRIP!
27 May 2015
For the first day in 10 days, the dome didn’t move.
We have arrived at EGRIP!
26 May 2015
This has been a good day...
We are out of the difficult snow zone
25 May 2015
Yesterday evening we made plans...
We are in a difficult snow zone
24 May 2015
Although we hoped for the better, the snow becomes softer and softer...
Doing traverses never becomes routine
23 May 2015
Already last night we got a warning that the chosen spot for camp had some very soft and troublesome snow
When are we going down again?
22 May 2015
Doing a traverse across an ice sheet is a challenge
EGRIP traverse on the central ridge of the Greenland ice sheet
21 May 2015
Although the traverse was late to get under way, we made good time
EGRIP traverse going uphill
20 May 2015
Today we made good time, and drove 65 km in fine snow conditions...
EGRIP traverse on the move
19 May 2015
We began late today (breakfast at 8) due to late arrival last night...
Good-bye NEEM. Welcome EGRIP traverse
18 May 2015
Finally, we are on our way...
Ready for departure
17 May 2015
Today, we finished packing everything and arranged all our sleds on the former NEEM apron...
Continue stowing on sleds
16 May 2015
As the NEEM camp was vacated, we placed our cargo in a cargo line next to our sleds...
Stowing garages and equipment on sleds
15 May 2015
While the entire camp is centered around the main dome on the former apron, we spent the day preparing departure...
Main dome took the first slide towards a new home.
14 May 2015
Today was a momentous day, a day anticipated with a slight nervousness
Main dome liberation day
13 May 2015
So far, we have believed that the garages were the most difficult structures to prepare for the traverse...
Packing, packing and moving snow.
12 May 2015
From the morning it was all hands on deck...
Last day of science – tomorrow we concentrate on packing
11 May 2015
Logging of the deep NEEM hole was terminated last night at 4...
Some anxious moments – with a good outcome
10 May 2015
Tests of the repaired logger winch yesterday showed that it was o.k
Some technical problems
09 May 2015
Even on Saturdays you can have problems.
Also today science and packing down
08 May 2015
As yesterday, people in camp were doing two lines of work
Science and packing down
07 May 2015
The recovery of garages, sleds, fuel tanks and the contents of the balloon trench from the grip of three years of snow and ice accumulation is almost over.
Final plane to NEEM camp today
06 May 2015
An Air Greenland Twin Otter came to NEEM today to pick up Dean and Orlando from GLISN project and Georg
The stubborn snow lost, all sleds free
05 May 2015
With a Pistenbully mechanic in camp, the assembly of the new Pistenbully is completed.
Last Hercules flight to NEEM
04 May 2015
The 109th landed at NEEM at noon bringing in our new 7.5 ton Pistenbully
Hack, saw, whack and dig
03 May 2015
Today’s headline covers the working life of most in camp today.
First Saturday night and a birthday
02 May 2015
This is the first day in camp for more than half of the people here...
The first direct diary from NEEM 2015
01 May 2015
While five people arrived at NEEM on Monday...
Good news from all sites
30 April 2015
All our teams are doing well...
A very successful day with the put-in of the Renland radar team
29 April 2015
We have had activities at six sites today
Activities in more locations
28 April 2015
The team is divided in three groups – at NEEM, Mestersvig and Kangerlussuaq.
27 April 2015
After some very intense days sorting cargo and food and building pallets for NEEM/EGRIP and RECAP the big day with missions happened today
Kangerlussuaq office is up and running
23 April 2015
The field office opened on Monday, and since then, focus has been on getting the operational essentials established.
Beginning of the field season 2015
20 April 2015
The field office at Kangerlussuaq opens by end of April 2015. This season you can follow two exciting field campaigns in Greenland - EGRIP and RECAP