In other news: We have a new tradition here at camp. For part of the gift exchange, one of our carpenters (Todd) made one of the electricians (Zack) a shirt with his picture on it (along with some random Arabic text). Everyone thought it was a funny shirt so we started a "Zack Shirt Time Share". Every day, a different camp member wears the shirt, and then after dinner, passes it on to another person. Yesterday was my lucky day...and I posed proudly for my photo.
Proudly wearing the time-share Zack ShirtIn other big news, we did hit 1000 meters and everyone made sure to get videos and photos of it. It's pretty hard to believe that for an entire kilometer down, there is a giant borehole in the ice. Of course the depth to bedrock is 3500 meters...so we still have quite a ways to go.
1000 meter core!
Another tradition that I'm trying to keep up here at WAIS is a friendly one of "Roaming Gnome". I told Christine (A friend of mine back at PSU), that I would take pictures at camp featuring cowboy spongebob. It's been a rather interesting experience finding new and exciting places to photo Mr. Squarepants.
I will make sure to get some good photos and videos of the storm's "before and after" and post them as soon as I can.