They’re Approaching The West Coast

Published on 28.05.2009 - TAE57-58 Fuchs Foundation

Thanks to the good weather, the four teachers of the Fuchs Foundation's expedition are making unimaginably good progress. They've just stopped at Dye II.

The expedition has crossed Greenland as envisaged. After a huge storm, the weather has been distinctly better for several days. The temperature that got a little warmer for a while has fallen below zero again, which has made things easier for the sliding of the sledges, for the people on skis and for the headway of the dogs.

It was thus on 25 May that the group arrived at Dye II, the American radar base built in 1959 during the cold war, then closed in 1992, where they were delighted to discover the somewhat mournful mood of this site abandoned in the middle of nowhere and under a blanket of snow and ice.

But, starting to have an intense desire to go home, the four teachers' group was quickly off again on the way towards the island's west coast. They would have to wait there for a few days.

The most regrettable thing about this expedition it is that, unlike last year, which saw the selected professors writing beautiful words about their research in situ, this time (orders have undoubtedly been issued in this regard), we haven't had any explanation of any kind about its current experiments.

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