Camp is going down – University of Copenhagen

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19 August 2017

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of August 2017

Moving the packed weatherports on to sledges.

Camp is going down

After 15 left camp Friday the camp is being taken down really fast. All structures on the snow around the Dome are packed and moved off to be parked on winter hills of snow. The Dome stands as the last ‘home’ for the remaining 8 in camp.

What we did during the weekend: 

  1. Received Skier 27 with fuel for the camp next year.
  2. Moved the sledges with weatherports, timber and more to the winterhills.
  3. Levelling of camp with Pistenbully.
  4. The main water melter taken down, emptied and cleaned.
  5. Science trench packed and documented.
  6. Documentation of sledges and white garage.
  7. Arranged all in carpenters garage.
  8. Celebrated Sverrir’s birthday.

Weather: Groundfog in the mornings, clearing Sunday, wind from 0 m/ to 4 m/s from W and SW, temperatures  -25 °C to -15 °C.

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen

Celebrating Sverrir’s birthday Sunday.

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