25 June 2018
 Monday, 25th of June 2018

Chris lifting a heavy pallet with the Cat before it is loaded onto the aircraft.

Monday 25th of June

Today was a major day of exchange as we received a Skier with 25 passengers. 13 camp personnel that will stay in camp over a longer period, 9 media people from 2 Norwegian channels (NRK and N Film) as well the Nova Channel featuring Jim White. We also welcomed 3 ice musicians that will perform a concert in a designated balloon trench here at EGRIP later this week. We all look much forward to that event.
On departure of the Skier we waved goodbye to 9 camp participants and in the following days camp population is 45. Camp was busy all day with arriving and departing passengers and cargo. The deep drilling, logging, and surface programs continued at full speed, and during the week, the science trench and the firn gas drilling will be activated, and the rapid access deep drilling (RADIX) project lead by Jakob Schwander will be initiated.

What we did today:

  1. Deep drilling 18.30 m. Drillers’ depth 1238.98 m. Loggers depth 1250.91 m
  2. DEP measurement of firn gas shallow core to 86 m depth
  3. Water vapour sampling and measuring.
  4. Building ice core box pallet, and unpacking arriving pallets
  5. Receiving Skier 12 with 25 PAX, fuel, food and RADIX equipment
  6. Welcoming and quartering 25 new arrivals

Weather: Overcast in the morning with low clouds and light snow showers, clear blue sky in the afternoon and evening. Temperature -10 °C to -20 °C. Wind 0-10 kt from SW.

FL, Anders Svensson

 Monday, 25th of June 2018

Preparing an ice core pallet with 2 tons of ice cores in foam boxes. Eliza and Tobi.

 Monday, 25th of June 2018

Opening the elevator shaft in order to bring the ice core boxes to surface. Chris and Sepp.

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