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05 June 2015

We are preparing to be flown out on Sunday

Mathias and Joel at the new road sign in the middle of EGRIP camp. It points to NEEM 440 km away.

Mathias and Joel at the new road sign in the middle of EGRIP camp. It points to NEEM 440 km away.



This afternoon, all items on the snow have been stowed either on sleds or in garages. The only cargo not stowed, is what we will load on the plane Sunday.

Inside the main dome, a revolution happened: We cleaned the mess after 5 weeks of habitation and 465 km of bumpy ride. A lot had to be replaced in shelves, and at the same time, we vacuum cleaned the dome.

Inside the carpenters garage we setup and activated a seismometer. Powered by solar panels and two batteries, it will record seismic events to a memory card that will be picked up next year.

A camp on the ice sheet needs a road sign at its heart. We placed one in the center of camp.

Sepp collected his last samples today, so we can pack our cargo home onto two pallets for the LC-130. Paul and Helle completed the setup of the GPS strain net.

What we have done today:

1.    Parking one snow blower and snowmobile.
2.    Cleaning up in main dome.
3.    Setting up a GEUS (Danish and Greenland Geological survey) seismic
       station in carpenters garage.
4.    Snow sampling and pit study.
5.    Removing last items from the snow.
6.    Building berms for five heavy sleds.
7.    Marking all depots with trail flags.
8.    Main reference GPS station setup.
9.    Setup road sign.

Weather: Beautiful day. Temp. – 11°C to -23°C, 5 m/s from WSW. Visibility:  Un-restricted.

FL, J.P. Steffensen



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