And so it begins. Again!
|Mike on the way back to Dye-2
|On the very last evening on the ice sheet: The abandoned US radar station Dye-2 at round midnight.
|Finally back in Kangerlussuaq: Mike and Karen in the harbour.
|Horst at -39°C. The moisture of our breath froze instantly to any surface it could condense.
|Sled packed at 10pm, Dye-2.
|Voltage testing a field-repaired GPR battery pack. A mistake with a Skidoo ripped out a cord and blew an internal fuse, causing half a day's delay to rewire and short-circuit the unit's internal electronics, keeping it running until trip's end. A successful polar field scientist is equal parts mechanic, electrician, cook, ditch-digger, janitor and survivalist.
|Sun halos at Camp-2 after a storm clears, 60 km NNE of Dye-2.
|Alex starting another core at 2350 m on our first fully-sunny day in 2 weeks, day 27 of the trip. The lab coat is a tradition among University of Colorado field geographers, wearing it for photo ops in our working environment.
|Traversing to Dye-2 on a glorious clear evening, Day 28.
|Gear packed and ready to go at Raven Camp. Day 29. Koni Steffan's twin otter plane arrived moments later to carry us off the ice.
|Musk-oxen near an unnamed lake during a dayhike after trip's end, outside Kangerlussuaq.
|Mike digging for food during one of the calmer periods of the second storm at Camp-2.
|The calm evening that followed the abrupt ending of a storm that lasted for 36 hours
|Installing the tower of the coffee-can installation at point 2350 m a.s.l.
|Mark and Babis coring at point 2050 m a. s. l..
|Goodby friends and thanks for your great help! Mark, Liam, Babis and Dirk walk to the Hercules that brought them back to Kangerlussuaq.
|Sampling cores inside the workshop tent - Mike and Alex.
|Karen consolidating our food supplies.
|One of the birds of unknown species that we met after approx. May 12 everywhere on our traverses. The picture of this particular bird was taken from a distance of one meter but one could also approach much closer.