Going up to Høgskavlen. Photo: Håkan Grudd Yesterday we drove our snowmobiles up to the Høgskavlen Mountain, 2 256 m above sea level, and 850 meters higher than the location of our camp. Høgskavlen is a glacier-covered plateau lined with small mountain ridges. The way up (and down) went over rolling glaciers and past blueish icefalls. At the top it was completely windless and not a cloud in sight! We had a fantastic view north towards the Borg Massif, and to the west we could
*This article was originally posted by our partners at Polar Research Secretariat. See the original post here. During the helicopter trip between Troll and SANAE research stations, we had a view of our field area. Photo: Jon Harbor On the ship we got a lot of work done, like planning a reconnaissance flight. Photo: Jon Harbor Shelf requirements are visible from the cabin window. Photo: Jon Harbor We are still on the SA Agulhas II and wrapping up planning for sampling sites.
*This article was originally post by our partners at Polar Research Secretariat. See the original post here. As often before long journeys, there was little or no sleep. Andreas and Fredrik traveled from Gothenburg, Håkan and Calle from Stockholm. Jon and Sarah traveled from Chicago in the United States. Jenny traveled from Scotland and Robin from Stockholm, one day earlier than all of us. The first worry, getting rid of luggage, turned out to be unjustified to all persons, a
*This article was originally posted on our partner, Swedish Polar's, blog site. See the original article here. The team is now on a ship! The S.A. Agulhas II is the ship bringing the team’s heavy equipment to Antarctica, including snowmobiles, sleds, and living modules. The ship was delayed leaving Cape Town, and is now at the edge of the ice shelf unloading its cargo for transport to SANAE IV, the South African research station. It will likely take a few days for our equipme