Temperature: -11C (winds between 15 and 20 knots)
Food: Lunch was “brown bag”: spicy Wat Chicken with orange soba noddles (plus a snickerdoodle cookie for dessert). Dinner was an amazing assortment of mint lamb, beef bourguignon, “tomato, spinach & mushroom goodness”, polenta, and fresh salad. Incredibly good dinner!
Another 0530-2200 kind of day. And the howling wind is taunting me for my walk back to my tent. But it was a very productive day!
This morning saw Bob and I cruise out to North Drill Camp to apply more melt for another melt experiment/snowpit. We returned to camp in time for the morning meeting … and Zoe, Bob and I headed back out to North Drill Camp to dig and analyze a snowpit.
It was epic! The winds sent swirling snows over the edge of our 2-meter pit. It would stick to the chemistry wall (which required constant scraping) as well as the samplers (I walked out of the pit with nearly a full inch of snow atop my Tyvek suit!). We finished in time to get back for dinner (thank goodness!) … and it left plenty of time for Bob and I to regroup and return to North Drill Camp and ICESat Center to retrieve our data-logger and set-up a GPS station, respectively.
Got back in time for a 10pm “laugh-in” with some fellow Summit Campers who were swapping comedian clips.