The labyrinth at RotheraNovember 17, 2012
Retrieved items from the hangar we that we unloaded from yesterday’s flight to Scar Inlet, including AMIGOS-4. Made a short excursion with Ash and Daniel to “The Crevasse,” a few hundred meters up “The Ramp” which is the steep slope west of the hangar. After a short skidoo, we put on crampons, harness, and “jingle-jangles” (Rothera-speak for carabiners and other climbing gear), and rappelled down a near vertical ten-meter tunnel. Then we made our way along a fixed roped route, crawling at times, through a narrow labyrinth of spectacular ice formations. Many thanks to Ash who led our our little group, including more-or-less hauling me back up the entrance tunnel; and to Daniel for taking the accompanying photos.