Camp Building – University of Copenhagen

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Camp Building

After storage in the garage during winter, the large water melter for washing and cleaning is reinstalled next to the dome. Save

Assembling of Weatherports for sleeping. They are heated (sort of), have wooden floors and bunk beds... What more luxury can one dream of? Save

The generator delivers electricity to camp and the excess heat warms up the dome and melts water for showers and the kitchen. Save

In order to protect the cables from passing vehicles, the cables are bundled up and placed in shallow trenches to be covered with snow. Save

In order to protect the cables from passing vehicles, the cables are bundled up and placed in shallow trenches to be covered with snow. Save

Chris mounting the snow blower on the pistenbully Save

The balloons and tubes lined up before use Save

The tubes for inflation of the balloons Save

View of the to be science trench Save

Joel is a bit icy... Save

View from the tunnel into the to be science trench Save

Father and son of snowblowers Save

The balloons are slowly covered with blown snow which hardens to form the roofs Save

Cutting at full speed. Save

View of the to-be science trench Save

Ventilation tubes are mounted before the trenches are closed Save

Malte and Helen are holding the ventilation pipes while field leader JP is inspecting the work Save

Balloons are being rolled out Save

It's soon time to start pumping Save

An intricate set of hoses are being laid out Save

First air … Save

The future tranches are slowly being filled with the huge balloons Save

Placing the first main trench ballons Save

Trench ballons and the upright access-hole balloon in the background Save

The balloon trench designer watches his plan unfold Save

Ready for snow! Save

Trench designer JP in front of the filled main tranch balloon Save

The balloons are slowly covered with blown snow which hardens to form the roofs Save

Only the access-hole balloon peeks up over the surface. The rest of the balloon have been covered with snow and the snow is now hardening. Save

The deflated balloon is hoisted up. Save

A rare sight: A perfectly round hole in the snow Save

In front of the abyss Save

Where two balloons met, there is need for some manual trimming Save

Inside the newly cast trenches, walls and floors are trimmed Save

The underground network of tunnels is slowly taking shape. Save

Preparations for the construction of the foundation for the drill and inclined trench into which the drill tilts. Save

Builing of the floor in the drill trench - in the coming field season big grates will be put on top of the floor to prevent the floor from being too slippery. Save