Thursday, June 04, 2015

Skiing for Science!

Today our goal was to survey two poles that are in the clean air sector of Summit- this is a zone where no vehicle travel is allowed.  So we had to ski!  The two poles were 3 and 6 km from the main camp, but our route had to take us around the clean sector, so the whole route ended up being around 15 km. 

I started out towing the sled, heading to our two poles...

The survey occupations were actually a welcome respite from hauling the sled! 

Joanna took the sled on our return from the second pole- running the anchor leg!  It was pretty tiring as the sled was around 70 lbs, but both of us agreed (Joanna's reading "The Worst Journey in The World" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the men of Scott's 1911 expedition to the pole) that it wasn't so bad as they had it back in the early days...  Still neither of us is likely to take up man-hauling as a hobby any time soon!  I'm dog tired. 

Tomorrow- hopefully more surveying!


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