Richard, James and I started the day by digging a tonne of snow down the narrow shaft into the melt tank which provides all our water. Digging is done by rota. A month has flown by since I was last on and I wonder how much colder it will be when I'm on next.
One tonne of snow, down the hole must go
All that digging soon warmed me up, so I headed straight out to the CASLab to check the instruments I'm looking after while Neil's on his winter trip. CAS means Clean Air Sector - an exclusion zone of about 1km, up wind of the base, allowing studies of air/snow chemical interaction to be made. Never a great fan of chemistry, it's interesting seeing it in action.
The CASLab in action