Tuesday, 23 June 2009
After having further close looks at the radar images, we decided to have a third attempt higher up the glacier.
Today we again moved all the gear to a new drill site. This time we hit wet ice only 4 metres down. Our first 45 metre core was starting to look like a lucky strike compared to this!
We decided to strike camp. Within a few hours most of the gear was packed and stacked in heaps. Later in the afternoon 3 helicopter loads got most of the gear away, as well as Uwe, Xinsheng and Yulan. Dan and I stayed on, doing some final sorting and planning to fly out by plane at 11 in the morning.