DISC Drill Arch, Condition 2

Here’s the exterior view of the DISC Drill Arch, where I’ll be working for the next few weeks. On the first day of work, camp was hit with a massive Condition 2 Storm. The drill arch was originally on the surface of the ice, but during the 7 or so years it’s been there, snowdrifts have slowly buried it to the point where it’s completely under the ice. There’s a long ramp carved down to the entrance, which we’ll be using the haul gear out.

(Cheers from WAIS Divide Field Camp, Antarctica. Posted using email via satellite – I’ll post larger/more photos as soon as I’m off the ice.)

Updated – a few additional pics and video clips: