Above the clouds – freedom is unlimited

Out of Jang Bogo, we operate with helicopters to deploy our instruments on the Priesley Glacier and to find a suitable campsite for our radar. The views from the cockpit are breath-taking, and remind us about the privilege to conduct fieldwork in Antarctica. From a glaciological perspective, we can see textbook examples of crevassing in glacier shear zones, surface melt-water streams and even locate the grounding line visually from the helicopter. Katabatic winds when flying across the glacier can make the flight a bit bumpy, but we are in the experienced hands of our kiwi-pilot “Heff” (who likes to spice up the ride with some ACDC songs). THUNDER ! Ahhaa haa aaahh ahh THUNDER !!

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