February 13, 2012 in Pictures
When in Antarctica, you need to know how to spot crevasses and how to get out of them. We call these "crevasse training". On Sundays, some of us also go climbing in the nearby mountains.
Chatting before getting started
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Setting up the security line
You can clearly see the crevasses in this little ice field. Erik is going down.
A closer view of Erik descending into the crevasse
Learning how to improvise a harness
Practicing making knots
This is what it looks like inside the crevasse
And this how you can help someone getting out of there
Jacques's turn to get in there
Seen from above, a 20 meters deep crevasse is quite impressive
Here is what it looks like seen from the bottom
Sunday climbing session. You can see Princess Elisabeth in the background
View of the station from the second Utseinen summit
Rapelling on the way down
Going back to the station through the windscoop
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