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2016/11/30

Wednesday 30th November – A walk to the frozen lake

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Arrival at Novo runway

A group of us decided to take ourselves off for a walk down to the frozen lake then up to a couple of the summits. The surface is generally either ice or rocks varying from gravel size up to a small car. The rocks visual appearance is quite varied from fairly typical course granites from white through to grey, pink with white or black bands.  Also lumps of white quartz and rocks with sparkling metallic flecks.

We climbed a couple of the rock summits keeping the station in clear sight and met up with another part of our group at the second summit and then walked together back to our hut.

 

Logistics and weather forecast between Novo and Halley indicates that we will have another full day here and then leave on Friday 2nd December.  However we still need to be available to leave in an hour where necessary.

 

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