Friday, October 30, 2009

New and improved with dual chainsaw action!!!

After completion of the tunnel and sampling room, we must construct a small "freezer" to store our samples inside the tunnel until they can be flown out by helicopter. Otherwise, any samples stored outside the tunnel would be subject to direct 24-hour sunshine.

To construct this "freezer", Tim and I use the same technique we used to build the tunnel last week: Cut a tic-tac-toe pattern into a wall, and then smash the ice out with a demolition hammer. Because of the increased space of the sampling room (4x3 meters), were able to hook up two chainsaws to speed up the process (we also both possess Totin' Chips)!