Saturday started with a very good weather, but quickly the white-out appears. It was then really hard to distinguish the sky from the ground. In addition, a strong “drift wind” continuously blew on the ground. This wind creates the reliefs so beautiful at the surface of the ice or the snow, but so unfriendly when you go out of your tent or have to go on field to sample. We reached the sampling site 36km away from the campground. Not easy… but finally the sun pushed away the white-out effects and we could see again our tracks in the snow.
From Nadine Mattielli