Field and CPL Updates

2005-2006 Antarctica

January 3, 2006
Update provided by Matthew Kippenhan
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Arch construction team after hanging the last arch section. Photo: Dave Zastrow

A quick update as to the progress of the arches - All arches have been erected as of 02 January!

Remaining tasks - install the tall arch end wall and puchlist the arches (tightening bolts / berming / preparing for winterization). The crew expects this to be completed within 5 days. After which, they will begin to clean up the site and tools and release the majority of the crew. This will wrap up the 05-06 arch construction approximately 12 days ahead of the original schedule. The arches will serve as a large winter storage shed for this coming winter season.

The arch crew, lead by Billy Texter, has done an incredible job. They have surpassed all of my expectations.