Walking on (frozen) water

On a calm day earlier this week, our team of field assistants took their first tentative ski-steps onto the sea-ice. Their task was to drill holes in the ice and measure the thickness at  various points. This confirmed that the ice close to base is now strong enough to support the dive teams, and hopefully also some recreational skiing in the longer term. Unfortunately, it’s been blowing a gale since then, so the divers haven’t made it out yet!


The sea-ice party got a good look at this gorgeous ice-cave, which is in a berg just in front of the base. They can’t go too close in case the iceberg flips over – however, this one is probably grounded at the moment.


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