Ice Core Team now in the field

An update from the field:
“The group moved by Twin Otter from the English base of Rothera to the remote camp of LARISSA Site B on the glacier. Working in the polar night they installed the camp. They recovered, by using a ski-doo, some equipment that was left from a previous flight 15 km from the camp.

They started to drill the ice field and they quickly reached 140 m of depth. Unfortunately, the drill was lost shortly after because the cable got broken. Now they are trying to get the spare drill from the Rothera base and they hope to start to drill soon.”

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One Response to “Ice Core Team now in the field”

  1. Rob Bauer says:

    Hola Amigos! Good to see that you are all doing well – Hope the transfer of gear from our site went smoothly – I imagine there was a bit of digging involved. Hope the replacement drill works out.

    Best of luck and keep up the good work!


    Rob Bauer
    IPR Team – LARISSA