We arrived on top of the glacier last Thursday and have been busy setting up our equipment and camp and scouting out a good drilling site.
However, we have been having a lot of storms so work is slow. We did manage to complete a radar survey of the drill site, so we know exactly where we want to set up. We still need to move our camp about 300 meters, but that will have to wait for the weather to clear.
We have been very fortunate to have help from home with our weather forecasts. We can't just turn on the "Weather Channel" to get "Your Local on the 8s" forecasts. Dan Dixon, a fellow graduate student at UMaine, checks the models and maps from the University of Wyoming and Ohio State every day and sends us a message of what to expect. It looks like we will have some more stormy weather for a few days anyway.
We are all well and eager to get started on drilling an ice core.