Monday, 23 December 2013


Unfortunately, I’m still in Casey station, waiting for my turn to get into the ABN. It’s been frustrated week with waiting game for good weather to fly. This delay is all because of the weather, we cannot do anything. That is really frustrating. 

Finally, first planes flew to the ABN this morning with Mark, Simon, Malcolm and some important Cargos and second flights with David, Jerome and Trevor just before lunch with more Cargo. We allow to sending only 6 people at first day due to considering cold temperature, strong wind (-29°C with 15kts on Wed) and high altitude environment. These members are highly experienced crew to carry on science project; drilling 3 ice cores and firn air sampling. 

It was exciting moment when the first crews left after 2.5 weeks waiting. Mark was surrounding by several media crews and they were taking photo of him really close up. A media crew put a mike on Mark and following him with video. Put all personnel stuffs in bus, farewell to rest of members, some video interview and photo session. And ready to go.

Hopefully everything goes well continuously, and rest of us can get into the field soon. I don’t need Christmas present, so please give us few days of good weather! All my fingers and toes are crossed!

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