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Last month of winter

18 Nov 2013, 12:15 UTC
Last month of winter
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Albane Barbero's last blog entry from Concordia, written before the first aircraft arrived last week. This entry is a rough translation from her original in French. October has been a long time passing but also, time is too short. Time … Continue reading →

Glaciologist Albane Barbero. Credits: IPEV/PNRA-Christophe
Albane Barbero's last blog entry from Concordia, written before the first aircraft arrived last week. This entry is a rough translation from her original in French.
October has been a long time passing but also, time is too short. Time has slowed down as we eagerly await the end, the arrival of new people, fruit and vegetables, our holidays and most importantly, to be reunited with our loved ones. On the other hand we have so many things to finish in preparation for the Summer crew that time is running out. We want to enjoy our last moments on the white continent with the friends we made here as well of course.
The three-day storm that kicked off October meant lots of wind, snowdrifts and hours spent digging out shelters and experiments. It is very physical work. Some of the instruments I look after did not survive the storm and ...

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