June 14, 2022
EGRIP camp members right before leaving camp. Our chef Kevin didn’t make the goodbye-picture, but did (just) make the flight after a quick hand over to our new chef Jeppe.
Drill liquid drums in the air, getting delivered by parachute to camp by Skier 21! An airdrop is truly a spectacle to behold and today we had a perfect view to this training mission conducted by the 109th Airlift Wing here at EGRIP. And we can report that no drums were observed to be leaking after they were all recovered by JJ and Thomas H. using the crane equipped Pistenbully. Also, yesterday’s evening grooming efforts by Chris paid off, our skiway have now been upgraded to receive a greater payload. This upgrade is essential as the we still needs to receive more fuel flights in order to support all the activities planned in and out of camp for the coming 5 weeks. This afternoon and evening Chris continued the grooming work on the skiway and worked to harden the surface of the apron defueling area. We hope this will pave the way for further upgrades.
All day camp has been humming with activity as old and new camp members have continued assembling scientific equipment from the latest flights, as well as digging out science equipment that have been left for almost 3 years. The work in the drill trench is also continuing at pace, and the green balloon in the new ramp has been partly covered in snowblown snow, the beginning of a new roof. In the megatrench there has also been activity, including percolation experiments taking place there using chilled coffee as a percolation fluid.
What we did today:
Weather today: Starting overcast but with sunny conditions gradually becoming dominant. Temp. -21°C to -7°C. Wind: 7-17 kt from S. QNH 1000 hPa. Visibility: Unrestricted.
FL, Bo M. Vinther