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The SuperGroom Team Goes to Thomas Hills! And the McMurdo kitchen: December 22-24, 2014

24 Dec 2014, 10:04 UTC
The SuperGroom Team Goes to Thomas Hills! And the McMurdo kitchen: December 22-24, 2014
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Monday, after I updated the blog, the container that we'll be sharing with EBEX (who still have stuff left over from their recovery last year) was moved over next to the SuperTIGER shipping containers behind the Science Support Center (SSC). Sean, Thomas, and I re-arranged things between the containers, so most of the stuff that we have down here that we'll ship back is in the shared container, the container that will be staying here for CSBF storage has all the stuff that stays on the ice, and our other container was empty, so that we can fill it up with the recovered SuperTIGER instrument.While we were packing, James came by and told us that the SuperGroom Team (James, the camp supervisor; Lyra, the mountaineer; Dave, the mechanic; and Thomas, from the SuperTIGER science team) flight out to Thomas Hills was not the backup mission for Tuesday but the primary mission for Wednesday. This was good news, since it meant that the SuperGroom Team might get out before the 2-day no-fly break for Christmas.Tuesday morning, I woke up and had breakfast with Thomas and a few other scientists that were waiting for flights out, mostly to WAIS Divide, where the ...

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