Way down low

As all of our work is out on the ice of the Sørsdal glacier we are pretty resource heavy overall! One of the safety measures before we can work at a site is a low light recce. The low light provides better surface definition for the field training officers and the helicopter pilots to identify hazards and safe sites for us to land and work. It being December in the southern hemisphere this couldn’t begin until after 8 pm with obvious knock on effects to the next days aviation! Sorry to those that had to walk to their sites the next day but the view was stunning!

Meltwater streams close to the glacier margin
Looking down glacier towards the calving front

 

 

 

 

 

Travelling in style
Pressure ridges
Approaching Horseshoe Lake
Horseshoe Lake Tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of Sue’s GPS sites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice, snow and helicopters, not a bad evening work
Homeward bound

 

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