By Hugues Goosse

Nearly twelve days after leaving Belgium, we were able to make our first measurements at the location where the ice core drilling was performed last year.

The main objective was to measure the changes compared to last year to obtain estimates of snow accumulation at surface and ice movement.

Unfortunately, the camp location with our tents was about 30 km away from the drilling site. We thus had to commute every morning and evening by skidoo. As the surface was very rough and the weather conditions not always great, this took each time between one hour and a half and two hours.

Opening the drilling hole of last year that has been protected from the snow by a wood box.

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