Plan B, Plan C

July 5, 2013

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Graffiti in Sisimiut

So, we are now back in Kangerlussuaq, having flown here this morning. We will be staying at KISS, Kangerlussuaq International Scientific Support – an old military barracks repurposed for international scientific teams to operate from – an ideal jumping off point for anywhere on the ice sheet or beyond.

At this point even if the Danish bureaucracy comes thru, its too late to execute our original plan.  Plan B is now in effect, and we will be flying to Nuuk, the capital, where we would, weather permitting, fly with Air Greenland – a more expensive service, but very good – up to the topographic center of the ice sheet, where MacKenzie Skiles will be able to get her samples – ice and spectrographic measurements. The flight would require pre-positioning fuel at a midway point on the edge of the ice sheet so we could refuel going to and fro.
That would complete our basic mission. The flights are booked to get us up there, on a flexible, or easy to cancel, basis, so we can still adjust to the last minute.
There is a plan C, but I’m hoping we don’t have to go there.

Jason spent the afternoon fetching ice drill and snow pit equipment from a GEUS shipping container here on site, I took a much needed nap, and we made a run to the high rocks overlooking Kanger to shoot some more video and interviews. Tonight we will shoot some more video down by the Watson River Bridge, famously washed out during last year’s record melt.

9 Responses to “Plan B, Plan C”

  1. NevenA Says:

    Cool stuff, Peter! I linked to you guys on the ASIB, and will do so a couple more times. Good luck.


  2. […] So, we are now back in Kangerlussuaq, having flown here this morning. We will be staying at KISS, Kangerlussuaq International Scientific Support – an old military barracks repurposed for internatio…  […]


  3. The challenge of traveling from Nuuk to the topographic center of the ice sheet by helicopter is partially revealed by a Greenland topo.


  4. […] So, we are now back in Kangerlussuaq, having flown here this morning. We will be staying at KISS, Kangerlussuaq International Scientific Support – an old military barracks repurposed for internatio…  […]


  5. I spent a couple of nights at the KISS Peter, and i can tell you Kanger is a far different place than the top of that Ice sheet! If you get the time to drive out to the glacier from Kanger- it is a MUST do!

    Dan S
    WBOC Salisbury,MD

    • greenman3610 Says:

      right. we have been on the ice sheet taking samples once so far, and plan to do so again monday/tuesday.
      As you must know, one has to roll with the flow here in Greenland, so we are doing just that. We did hike up on sugarloaf last night, so check the most recent post for some pictures of that.


  6. Thanks for all the work you are doing!

  7. MorinMoss Says:

    Does plan C involve a dog sled??


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