August 2, 2017
Svenja drilling the 800 m ice core. The whole camp watched the ice core surface.
We are using the shorter Hans Tausen drill and only allowing cores to be 1.8 m while drilling through the brittle ice (500-1200 m). With a maximum of 8-9 runs a day this limits the production to around 16 m per day. The 16 m of ice drilled today is thus a record and the drillers worked hard for this because we would reach 800 m. It was celebrated around dinner time with a speech by Trevor praising the dedicated and good work of the present drillers and all those who have contributed during the season.
What we did today:
Weather: Sunny in the morning, clouds and snow in the evening with winds from 2 to 6 m/s variable from W and SW and temperatures from -20°C to -5°C.
FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen