Field and CPL Updates

2010-2011 Antarctica

November 15, 2010
Update provided by Ken Taylor
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First view of the arch facility by the camp put-in crew. To get a feel for the amount of drifting, this photo is taken looking at the end of the drilling arch, which is 27 feet tall. Photo: RPSC

Hello WAIS Divide enthusiasts,

This is the first field update for the 2010/2011 season. The seven person put-in crew arrived by Basler at WAIS Divide on November 8. They were delayed by weather for 16 days. There is a normal amount of drifting at camp and they have prepared the skiway for LC-130 cargo flights. The second flight with the camp set-up and construction crew has also arrived and there are currently 26 RPSC/NANA folks at camp. The IDDO, NICL, and SCO crews departed the U.S. on November 15 and will arrive in Christchurch on November 17 (local time).