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Monday, May 25

Stubborn Tents

Isbjørn (adventure) move from Knorringbreen to the head of Wimanbreen, then descend to pick up Isbjørn (biology). Polarrev continue the RTK GPS survey and continue to monitor the slush/surge pits. Isbjørn (biology) take much longer than expected to pack up and set off two hours late. The tents had melted into the snow and then the recent drop in temperatures have frozen them in, 1 tent took the group 45 minutes to chisel out of the ice. This is the first time they have had to fit their kit in their rucksacks and working out where and how to pack everything is a challenge. For some in the group it doesn’t all go in and bits and pieces are strapped on the outside hiding the rucksacks.

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