We arrived at Summit Camp on June 3. It was a wonderful flight with excellent views of the ice sheet. Temperatures that evening dropped to about -15 F. It was cold. The first day was spent moving equipment to different locations in camp. There are about 50 people in camp this week and each research group is frantically trying to get their equipment up and operating.
First view of the ice sheet on our way to Summit.
This is Barry, Christina, and Chris (right to left) preparing for a cold deboarding ritual.
This is Marie stepping off the plane. Notice the skis used for landing the C-130 on snow.
Here I am just off the plane doing the poser shot and feeling the effects of the altitude(10,600 ft)!
This is the main house known as the "Big House." This is where everyone relaxes and eats. The food is amazing here!!!
Here is the greenhouse. Named because it is the color green. Notice the wind turbine in the background. The turbine produces about 6 kW of power. The camp typically runs at about 50-60kW when there are a lot of instruments and people in camp.