The FirnCover science team arrived at the EKT site approximately 100 km (~62 mi) NE of DYE 2 Sunday afternoon. The snowmobile traverse was fairly uneventful with the exception of a few “bumps on the road”. Due to the very rough ride, two of the Zarges aluminum cases flew off one of the sleds after a strap snapped loose.
They also had to replace a U-bolt that hitches the sleds together; the constant jarring from the ride caused it to break.
The following day was a productive one, having completed all tasks at EKT. Temperatures were cooler due to site’s higher elevation.
Next stop: NASA SE.
You can track the team’s progress via the bread-crumb tracker site here.