June 3, 2022
The big snowblower trying to gain access to the ramp tunnel and the drill trench.
The AWI Polar 5 made its first radar survey today. Hopefully one of many. And the drone team launched the drone; but still some parameters have to be set as the drone made a controlled landing after only 500 m.
We have begun to attack the entrance tunnel to the underground trenches; but during the day it became clear that we will have to make a new tunnel instead of expanding the old. We hope to make a new entrance tomorrow. The complicated move of our carpenter’s workshop/camp warehouse ended today, and thank you to the core team: Thomas, Bo and Chiara and other helpers. After dinner, we had a movie night in camp.
What we did today:
Ad.6: The excavation was stopped when we encountered extremely hard ice from the original 2016 work. It almost broke the big snow blower. We have decided to make a new ramp at 30 degrees from the old tunnel. This ramp will end where the drill trench and the old tunnel meet.
Weather today: Blue sky, overcast in the evening. Temp. -24°C to -17°C. Wind: 12-16 kt from W and SW. QNH 1014 hPa. Visibility: unrestricted.
FL, J.P. Steffensen