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01 June 2008

We receive another plane

Man under plane

It takes a certain courage to dig snow from skis under a 60 tone aeroplane.

The very doubtful weather from Saturday night continued Sunday morning. We had to cancel the first flight. The weather then cleared unexpectedly – even the forecasters were surprised, so we were able to call in the second plane. It arrived at 14.30, and brought a lot of parts from the dome. We then said good bye to three NEEMers: Jim, Thomas and Hans Christian. Jim and Thomas were part of the original five almost a month ago. The German TV crew also left us. Now we are 9 in camp. After some difficulties in taking off, the plane finally left us at 16.00. The weather really improved, and we got a lot done.

What we have done today:

  1. Receiving Skier 73.
  2. Sending out Thomas, Jim and Hans Christian and German TV crew.
  3. Making hill for main dome.
  4. Designing and producing foot plates for main dome foundation.
  5. Setting up wireless weather station at skiway. This is working really fine.
  6. Changing to a new stove in kitchen.
  7. Zig zag grooming on skiway.
  8. Making table for new snow melter.
  9. Interviews with TV crew.

Weather: Morning thin overcast, -14 C, winds at 5 knots, from S. Light snow. Evening: Blue sky, -21 C, 8 knots from SE, and unlimited visibility.

FL, J.P. Steffensen

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