snowanchors

18 Dec.:  Once the rest of the team arrived on station, we attended a field training for glacial travel and crevasse rescue.  As you can see, the day was sunny but the temperature was still a chilly 18 F with light winds.  The complete team consisting of (left to right) Melisa Diaz from Ohio State University, Ian Hogg from Polar Knowledge Canada, and Noah Fierer from University of Colorado, Boulder, along with Diana Wall from Colorado State University and Marci Shaver-Adams from Brigham Young University (not pictured Byron Adams from Brigham Young University).  We are constructing two types of snow anchors in order to retrieve someone from a crevasse.

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