Jules starts digging out the weather station
Only 15km away, the Halley VI site looks a lot like Halley V. It's flat, white and snowy. Very snowy. The weather station had about 1.5m built up around it!
Jules and Simon recovering the solar panel
In the hole!
The weather station was a survey reference point for the build project so we had to find a suitable replacement. Could this be Antarctica's first pole-dancing venue?
Penguin Party memories...
After an hour or so sweating it our with shovels, the weather station popped out and was loaded onto the sledge. Like the reference point, the station's new location had to be precise as vehicles are banned from the upwind section of the site to keep that area ultra-clean for future snow-chemistry experiments.
Weather station on the move
Driving on a compass bearing and GPS track, we found the new site just under a kilometre away.
The final setup
This was the last big "science" job. Next week we'll start pulling the office apart and packing up ready for summer.