Beth Lampert
Finally made it home! Having a beard and looking worn out caused me to be selected for special screening and pat downs.... a long journey home and I am grateful for the experience. I finally made it…
Bye from Svartisen!
I take a short trip up to the glacier to bid farewell. I am very grateful for the experience all the folks at Polartrec have given me, especially Kristin and Janet, who are wonderful Alaskan hosts…
Syttende Mai
It is the Seventeenth of May! Syttenda Mai! Or the Norwegian National Day. It is a day of spontaneous celebration by children everywhere in Norway. This is a really big deal here, a bit like…
Rope bridge
I will be leaving on the ferry in a few days and I am just exploring the area in these last days. Today I went over to the south side and hiked a bit. It is more rustic over there and it offers…
Sitting by the glacier
Today I hiked up to the glacier tongue with Knut and looked at the ice from close up. I was happy to get some pictures yesterday of the calm lake, which is a bit of a rarity because of the cold…
Today I just enjoyed the glacier and took advantage of a very still morning to get some pictures of it reflecting off the lake. Reflection off the lake. Reflection off the lake. Reflection off…
Cascading Waterfalls
Today I took the time to explore the base of the glacier and the surrounding area, there is no real rush to get things done now as all that is left to do for the researchers is to perform the pump…
Tourist House at Engabreen
Today Luke departed on the ferry in the afternoon on his way back to Penn State. Victor worked on the radar imaging and is very concerned that he may not be able to make his system work in time for…
Exiting the tunnel!
We exited the tunnel today and headed to the base of the glacier where we will stay in a cabin while the ice oozes into the cavity. Ben and Pete will return to the tunnel to administer the pump tests…
 A morning view of the glacier
Well today marks the last day for me in the tunnel, tomorrow we head down the hill to the cabins below. It is a Norwegian holiday, their national day, and no one is available to supervise the tunnel…
Round granite rock
I took some time today to get a lesson from Ben about the rocks that are in the tunnel. We have been finding some rocks that are encrusted with garnets, and some that have interesting cleavage…
Slow Sunday
The day began with the phone ringing early.... the phone in the tunnel is really a large electric bell that resonates quite loud. It is the Copenhagen group. They are eight researchers who have…