Strong wind continues into the evening
Christian working in a pit during the blizzard.
Another day for in-side or trench activities. Today a lot of snow decided to change position, to top it off, new snow came too. We could sit and watch as all our snow removing efforts the previous days were completely erased. We tried to keep busy, and we kept our high spirits.
Because we only have one entrance open to the trenches and there was a risk for this entrance to get buried in snow, the people downstairs have radios so they may call for assistance from the people top-side.
After supper wind began to lessen and the forecast for tomorrow is good so we hope we may work outside again soon.
What we have done today:
1. Troubleshooting the big elevator.
2. Raising electrical cables and panels in drill trench.
3. Unpacking CFA equipment and setting up CFA.
4. Prepared and mounted drill head for Hans Tausen drill.
5. Repairing the sodamachine.
6. NEEM local network, e-mails servers, data servers and printers on-line.
Ad. 4: The new drill head mounted is for a 129.6 mm diameter hole. This is larger than the standard for dry drilling (126mm). With this drill head, the drillers avoid reaming the top dry hole before going to wet drilling mode. It is planned that the Hans Tausen drill this year will drill two places: In the deep hole later in the season, and in the coming weeks produce a core from the surface to 420 m depth from inside our storage garage.
Weather: Overcast. Temp. - 12 °C to - 17 °C , 10-34 knots from SW.
Visibility: 1/4 mile, blowing snow. After 1800 wind abates and visibility improves.
FL, J.P. Steffensen
The Inside the drill trench. The shortened drill tower is horizontal.
The only entrance to the trenches was hard to navigate during the blizzard.
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