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Archive - Field Diaries 2015

We are out – EGRIP camp is closed for the winter

09 June 2015

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The pull out flight to EGRIP was a success...

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Plane coming tomorrow

08 June 2015

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This afternoon we got confirmation that a plane will head for EGRIP tomorrow morning...

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Plane Monday cancelled too – the art of hurrying up and waiting

07 June 2015

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What can you do? Except for waiting?...

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Plane Sunday cancelled – just as we finished packing down in camp

06 June 2015

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All day was spent on packing down camp...

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We are preparing to be flown out on Sunday

05 June 2015

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This afternoon, all items on the snow have been stowed either on sleds or in garages.

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We are on schedule in packing down EGRIP camp

04 June 2015

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Step by step, we complete the tasks of closing camp...

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The heaps of cargo on the snow disappear

03 June 2015

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After we arrived at EGRIP, we began to unpack our sleds...

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The second LC-130 flight to EGRIP

02 June 2015

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Today we had the second LC-130 flight to EGRIP...

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A busy day – the first LC-130 flight to EGRIP

01 June 2015

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Today we had the first LC-130 flight to EGRIP...

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It is Sunday; but we have a flight tomorrow

31 May 2015

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Although it is Sunday, here is no rest for the wicked...

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First Saturday evening at EGRIP

30 May 2015

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We completed the mechanics garage, and...

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Slowly getting into camp routine again

29 May 2015

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We have to get used to a dome that doesn’t move, but it is a good feeling...

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Camp layout and skiway taking shape – and we had visitors

28 May 2015

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Survey of camp area is now complete...

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Second day at EGRIP!

27 May 2015

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For the first day in 10 days, the dome didn’t move.

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We have arrived at EGRIP!

26 May 2015

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This has been a good day...

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We are out of the difficult snow zone

25 May 2015

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Yesterday evening we made plans...

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We are in a difficult snow zone

24 May 2015

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Although we hoped for the better, the snow becomes softer and softer...

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Doing traverses never becomes routine

23 May 2015

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Already last night we got a warning that the chosen spot for camp had some very soft and troublesome snow

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When are we going down again?

22 May 2015

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Doing a traverse across an ice sheet is a challenge

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EGRIP traverse on the central ridge of the Greenland ice sheet

21 May 2015

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Although the traverse was late to get under way, we made good time

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EGRIP traverse going uphill

20 May 2015

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Today we made good time, and drove 65 km in fine snow conditions...

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EGRIP traverse on the move

19 May 2015

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We began late today (breakfast at 8) due to late arrival last night...

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Good-bye NEEM. Welcome EGRIP traverse

18 May 2015

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Finally, we are on our way...

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Ready for departure

17 May 2015

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Today, we finished packing everything and arranged all our sleds on the former NEEM apron...

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Continue stowing on sleds

16 May 2015

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As the NEEM camp was vacated, we placed our cargo in a cargo line next to our sleds...

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Stowing garages and equipment on sleds

15 May 2015

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While the entire camp is centered around the main dome on the former apron, we spent the day preparing departure...

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Main dome took the first slide towards a new home.

14 May 2015

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Today was a momentous day, a day anticipated with a slight nervousness

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Main dome liberation day

13 May 2015

So far, we have believed that the garages were the most difficult structures to prepare for the traverse...

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Packing, packing and moving snow.

12 May 2015

A beautiful halo surrounds the main dome.

From the morning it was all hands on deck...

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Last day of science – tomorrow we concentrate on packing

11 May 2015

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Logging of the deep NEEM hole was terminated last night at 4...

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Some anxious moments – with a good outcome

10 May 2015

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Tests of the repaired logger winch yesterday showed that it was o.k

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Some technical problems

09 May 2015

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Even on Saturdays you can have problems.

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Also today science and packing down

08 May 2015

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As yesterday, people in camp were doing two lines of work

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Science and packing down

07 May 2015

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The recovery of garages, sleds, fuel tanks and the contents of the balloon trench from the grip of three years of snow and ice accumulation is almost over.

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Final plane to NEEM camp today

06 May 2015

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An Air Greenland Twin Otter came to NEEM today to pick up Dean and Orlando from GLISN project and Georg

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The stubborn snow lost, all sleds free

05 May 2015

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With a Pistenbully mechanic in camp, the assembly of the new Pistenbully is completed.

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Last Hercules flight to NEEM

04 May 2015

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The 109th landed at NEEM at noon bringing in our new 7.5 ton Pistenbully

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Hack, saw, whack and dig

03 May 2015

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Today’s headline covers the working life of most in camp today.

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First Saturday night and a birthday

02 May 2015

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This is the first day in camp for more than half of the people here...

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The first direct diary from NEEM 2015

01 May 2015

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While five people arrived at NEEM on Monday...

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Good news from all sites

30 April 2015

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All our teams are doing well...

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A very successful day with the put-in of the Renland radar team

29 April 2015

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We have had activities at six sites today

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Activities in more locations

28 April 2015

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The team is divided in three groups – at NEEM, Mestersvig and Kangerlussuaq.

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Successful flights

27 April 2015

Read the diary hereAfter some very intense days sorting cargo and food and building pallets for NEEM/EGRIP and RECAP the big day with missions happened today

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Kangerlussuaq office is up and running

23 April 2015

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The field office opened on Monday, and since then, focus has been on getting the operational essentials established.

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Beginning of the field season 2015

20 April 2015

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The field office at Kangerlussuaq opens by end of April 2015. This season you can follow two exciting field campaigns in Greenland - EGRIP and RECAP

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