August 1, 2022

Green Balloon

Green ballon inflated by Sverrir and Sepp.

In preparation of closing camp, the green balloon with a diameter of 5 m was inflated along the flag line in camp. In this position the balloon really looks large. Imagine this was the original shape of the drill and science trenches below the surface. The balloon has been deflated again and will be folded and packed on a pallet to overwinter at EGRIP.
The weather has been great today so after dinner and celebration of he Swiss National day with a wonderful cake baked by Barbara many spent the evening outdoor skiing, playing volleyball or visiting the double walled pit to see the snow layering.

What we did today:

  1. Five drill runs from Sunday 7 pm to Monday 7 pm. Logger’s depth at 7 pm: 2347.32 m. Logged core: 16.50 m.
  2. Processing in science trench. Last bag packed: 4090: Production: 28.05 m.
  3. Seismic and optical lines at the shear zone close to the EXS5-1 and EXS5-2 shallow ice core sites.
  4. Pit samples for mercury in progress.
  5. Green 5 m diameter balloon inflated in preparation of being packed.
  6. South Africa (James) and Austrian (Florian) flags added to the flag line.
  7. Barbeque, skiing, double pit viewing and volleyball in the evening.

21 in camp (since July 26th)

Weather today: Morning fog clearing to blue sky. Wind 3-7 kn from W. Temperatures beween -23 and -10°C.

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen