Tuesday, January 23, 2007

This is a view of the plateau, the mountains that are poking through the ice cap are over 7000ft
and only about 1000ft is visible.

We all get the chance to fly a Twin Otter aircraft, something that you wouldn't be able to do back home. It was an amazing experience something that I will never forget. Even just sitting in the cockpit whilst flying is great.

When landing the pilot makes a pass dragging the skies then he pulls up sharply this is to test how firm the snow is and to see if any crevasses open up. After he banks around to make the final approach .

The pilot and I dug the old battery box out of the snow and ice, it was about 2m deep. While the meteorologists where building the new station we took down the old one.

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