June 24, 2022

A good day at EGRIP

Left: Johannes, Daniella and Sepp celebrating the completion S8 coring. Right: Daniella smiling at the sight of the last section of the S8 core.

Today we had sun and low winds in camp, easing operations on the surface. Hence, Sepp, Johannes and Daniela were able to complete the shallow coring of the S8 core near camp, reaching almost 100m. The drone team also had a successful day with a record of 5 successful flights performed. And then the EGRIP radar team also reached a milestone with a first test run of the complete ultra-wide band train near the skiway.
While all this was going on at the surface, excavation work also continued at pace in the drill trench were enough snow blocks were cut to fill to more sledges – again with the help of all available hands in camp during our two regular “EGRIP snowblock fitness sessions”!
The nice weather also allowed us to take apart the airdrop load of bundled up drill liquid drums, separating drums, netting, plywood and cardboard, as well as dig out drill liquid drums that had been stored in camp since before covid, so all in all a good day here in camp.

What we did today:

  1. Excavation of drill trench by all available hands in camp.
  2. Extracting snow-blocks by Flexmobile-driven sledge up the new ramp.
  3. Moving drill liquid drums in camp off pallets and sledge.
  4. Shallow coring of the EGRIP S8 core using the AWI drill system south of camp finished, final depth 99 m.
  5. Greenland Exploration Rover tests and troubleshooting.
  6. Test of assembled EGRIP radar system close to skiway.
  7. 5 drone flights.

Weather today: Mainly a sunny day with only occasional cloud cover. Temp. -17°C to -10°C. Wind: 1-8 kt turning from NE to N during the day. Visibility: Moderate to good during most of the day.

FL, Bo M. Vinther