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Food storage and the last aircraft

27 Feb 2013, 13:27 UTC
Food storage and the last aircraft
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Albane Barbero, a 25-year-old glaciologist from France, is sharing her experience at Concordia this year. Below are translated excerpts from her original blog in French. Saturday 2 February, a large group left today, the research base is emptying fast. To … Continue reading →

Credits: IPEV/PNRA - A. Barbero
Albane Barbero, a 25-year-old glaciologist from France, is sharing her experience at Concordia this year. Below are translated excerpts from her original blog in French.
Saturday 2 February, a large group left today, the research base is emptying fast. To relax before the third Raid trail arrives with the extra work it entails, we enjoyed a short session of sauna. It was quite enjoyable not to mention invigorating, jumping out at -40°C in a swimsuit.
Monday 4 February there was a lot of work to do. We emptied all the outside containers filled with frozen food to fill them with the new food that arrives around noon on the third Raid. Everything must be ready as we must lose as little time as possible.
Arrival of the Raid caravan. Credits: IPEV/PNRA - A. Barbero
Some food is stored at 4°C and must not freeze, so everyone has a role to be ...

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