Gifford sent me the below blog post this evening- enjoy!
Today, we left NEEM, the Danish camp on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Just last year, their ice coring program reached bedrock, producing a high-resolution climate record over the past ~100, 000 years!
But for GrIT, it was an opportunity to show a little American hospitality- ice sheet style. We arrived the afternoon before their put-in, so we dealt with all of our traverse needs that day, and woke up in the morning to help the Danes out.
We dug out their living module (black dome) as well as one of their workshops. We also helped ferry their cargo from the flight line to camp with our snowmobiles. Thankfully, they expressed their gratitude with a finely cooked dinner of lasagna, fresh apples, and garlic bread! Yum!
We’re now 20 miles past NEEM, and we’re making great speed towards the traverse’s logistical destination: Summit Camp. It’s still over a week away, but the excitement of arriving at Summit is already building.