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03 June 2015

The heaps of cargo on the snow disappear

The skiway (ski aircraft runway) that hopefully is good enough to get us from EGRIP on Sunday. EGRIP camp can be seen to the right.

The skiway (ski aircraft runway) that hopefully is good enough to get us from EGRIP on Sunday. EGRIP camp can be seen to the right.

After we arrived at EGRIP, we began to unpack our sleds. This led to stacks of boxes and equipment strewn all over the snow. In bad weather this could be a problem as boxes, ladders, shovels, drums etc. very fast get buried in drifting snow. But weather has been on our side, and as we have reliable 48 hour weather forecasts, we could relax.

Today however, we began to restock both garages with equipment, and the stacks of exposed cargo has dwindled to a mere fraction of what they were.

EGRIP has a more orderly appearance now, and we are confident that we will be ready for departure on Sunday.

Tonight Kim treated us with Greenland halibut, and it tasted wonderful.

Helle and Sepp have done science today, so not all is focussed on logistics.

Mathias has spent the day going through the medical supplies, while the rest of us have enjoyed the task of finally being able to clear away the cargo clutter, and stock cargo in the garages.

What we have done today:

1.    Mechanics garage unpacked and finished.    
2.    Groomed skiway, taxiways and apron.
3.    Setup and positioning strain net measurement points.
4.    Snow sampling and pit study.
5.    Stocking carpenters garage.
6.    Preparing fuel depot for the Nettles group.
7.    Documenting and sorting medical supplies.

Weather: Beautiful day, with some high thin clouds. Temp. – 12°C to -25°C, 3-5 m/s from W. Visibility:  Un-restricted.

FL, J.P. Steffensen



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