January 3, 2012 in Pictures
While waiting for the ship and their material, the German BGR team is taking advantage of the good weather to do some land surveys and plan their future air campaign by discovering the terrain.
Since the German geologists have arrived, this is the kind of weather we have had.
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Benoît is planning the route for one of our daily reconnaissance trips with the geologists and the pilots.
Ready to go in the morning!
The German BGR team on a windscoop.
Land reconnaissance with the pilots: they will have to use ski-doos since they are still waiting for their helicopters.
An interesting site at Nils Larsen for geologists to survey.
Stopping by a moraine while surveying the route to the western plateau.
Taking some samples while at the western plateau.
Up a small cliff: geologists have some climbing experience, and our field guide is there for assistance.
To reach the top of this cliff, they will have to wait for the helicopters to arrive.
Observing the rocks before taking samples.
Geologists meeting in front of an outcrop in Duboisbreen.
Discovering a nice access route to the east of Nils Larsen with the helicopter pilots.
With the pilots again, on the last nunatak before the South Pole, some 2000 km away.
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