We moved 100m today. It was a hard-fought 100m! How so? … Galen had to ensure we had proper pressure in all of the pontoon-cargo-sleds … bringing them up to pressure took over 2 hours! We had to unstick the higher fuel sled and bring it to level “ice sheet” so that we could use that 2nd Quadtrac for the lower fuel sled move. That took over 2 hours. We had to fuel the Case 335 … bringing the lower fuel sled up alongside (remember, the first “step” is a doozy!). Well, that took over an hour!
But … we are doing science, and we are being active. In fact, we logged our first “science” data (GPS) today!
Now all the sleds have “moved” … though the lower fuel sled will still need to be double-pulled to get it up over the “step”. The Swing Boss says we’re aiming to get out of building 353 by 0830. I’m here in town with the Swing Boss to pick up some last-minute items, and the rest of the traverse team is out there braving the elements. We’ll be “cruisin’ the ice sheet” before day’s end tomorrow. Yes!
So … until next time, Cheers!