20 May 2012

Preparations for flights and more crew in full swing

Simon and Carsten at testing the Danish intermediate depth drill system in the carpenters garage


Most efforts in camp are now centered on preparing camp for a large number of people arriving Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

We will have a plane from the 109th and we will host the Alfred Wegener Institute, Polar 6 (Basler, i.e. a modernized DC-3 on skis) and a Twin Otter flying for the U.S. PARCA project. 

We are making beds ready, working on the skiway and getting food storage in order.

There has been time to work on other things as well, like drill testing, water vapour sampling station and setting up the elevator to the trenches.

It has been a beautiful Sunday, although temperatures are low, it doesn’t feel cold as there is hardly any wind and the Sun is shining.

What we have done today:
1. Moved food into food storage tent.
2. Installed beds and mattresses in weatherports.
3. Danish drill test in carpenters garage: Tuning winch. Depth 10 m.
4. Groomed skiway two times along and groomed taxiway and apron.
5. Setting up elevator to drill trench.
6. Work on water vapour sampling station.

Ad.5: As usual there are problems getting the elevator to operate. We will go through all switches tomorrow.

Weather: Clear. Temp. - 20°C to - 29°C, 5-3 knots from SSE and SSW.
Visibility: To horizon.

FL, J.P. Steffensen


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