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25 FEBRUARY THE BIG LIFT in the event the long light evenings south of the Antarctic Circle, this appears strange to see the nights drawing in, since the “dye ship” Command come as soon as 9pm.
By dawning, The rocking motion of the ship has subsided; we will be in the calm, Misty lakes and rivers of Port Lockroy again. Is promoted three weeks since we were last here?
it as if nothing has changed. Cloud still hangs over the forest, Penguins cavort through the sea, And an old Russian famous cruise liner is anchored nearby.
No doubt the penguin colony stills smells exactly.
But we have soon on our way. We will need to wait right round the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, To James Ross destination, A huge ancient volcano that is the principal destination for this entire voyage.
Two months previously, In difficult climatic conditions, The helicopters from HMS Endurance landed a team of scientists and drill technicians there with 20 tonnes of apparatus.
Over the next few days it is our job to collect them again if weather allows.
to our relief, The next morning sees sunshine streaming in through my porthole, And the ocean is calm.
It’s probably going to be a busy day, As the forecast says the fine weather can’t hold.
Both helis have been fitted with winches to take big loads slung underneath. they start ferrying Royal Marines up the mountain to help the scientists pack up; We are close to their rear.
Mount Haddington is a large, Ice covered mass much more 5,000 feet (1,500 metre distances) too high; The closest thing i know of to the wide, White wastelands of primary Antarctica.
Vicious winds can race new home buyers heights, Biting along with the last layer of thermal underwear, And toning the icy ground into sastrugi, Ridges of snow that are only centimetres high but which seem perfect icy types of the canyons and badlands of the Wild West.
Rob Mulvaney and his colleagues have been living up here for the past two months in pyramid tents not very different from those used by Captain Scott a century before.
But they have brought luxury with these as well, With generators, Hot shower in addition to a fresh bread making machine in a larger social tent.
Their source of being here has been to drill into the ice.
After a slow start due to bad elements, The project has gone incredibly smoothly and they reached the base of the ice, beyond 360 metres beneath us, Two weeks ahead of foundation.
now, Twin Otter planes from Rothera seem to be landing on the ice and ferrying the ice cores out, whitening the load that we must carry to HMS Endurance.
When analysed classes,which wanted to Cambridge, The structure of the ice and the air bubbles trapped within it should reveal how the climate here has changed over more than 30,000 a long time.
That’s of special attraction today because, Unlike the centre of the place, The Antarctic Peninsula is warming fast, Perhaps 3C within the last 50 years.
now you ask, Has anything like that happened before? Is this part of a natural cycle beautiful lady in spanish or is it an early sign of warming caused by human activity?
instant issue however is to remove all the equipment, Tents and people safely back to HMS Endurance before weather changes.
use, After conducting interviews and taking photos, We help out to help pack up.
I end up helping to dig out the bathroom,the bathroom tent!
The edges have been weighted down with snow to have to wait the wind, and contains now mostly turned to ice which must be removed with spades and hammers before we can pack up the tent.