2 June 2009

Many are preparing to leave

Today?s view toward the skiway from camp.

Today’s view toward the skiway from camp.

Tomorrow is the planned flight for a crew change. 10 are scheduled to leave, and 17 are scheduled to arrive. After the exchange tomorrow camp will be fully manned. It is easy to feel the imminent departure of almost half of the camp crew. People are packing and several are running around on last minute jobs. However, the weather is going to give us trouble. Today we have had a blizzard all day, and nothing indicates it will become better tomorrow, in fact the forecast for tomorrow and Thursday look bleak. Well, we’ll just have to wait and see...

What we have done today:

  1. Repairing the broken cable.
  2. Moved physical properties cabin into final position.
  3. Removed the old staircase in science trench.
  4. Groomed skiway, taxiway and apron.
  5. Building up in the CFA laboratory.
  6. Worked on documentation of computer system in camp.
  7. Last works on the electrical system.

Ad.1: This is how the drillers report looks today: “We cut away the damaged part of the cable, which was 90m. Then the top of the drill was attached to the new cable termination. Finally, a pull test to 1.8 ton was completed, and the drill is ready for tomorrow.
Driller’s depth is 210.09 meters.”

Weather: Windy, overcast, snow and blowing snow all day. -17 °C to -8 °C, 10-18 knots from WSW.
Visibility: 1/2 km.

FL, J.P. Steffensen

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