Summit Turnover Update

Refueling the Otter
Refueling the Otter

One down, one to go

The first of two 'take out' flights departed Summit Station for Kangerlussuaq on Saturday, carrying the five-person, November-to-February winter crew with it. A second flight scheduled for today was canceled due to weather in Kangerlussuaq. "There is a big front moving in from the south, and the pilots are concerned about icing conditions," wrote Tracy Sheeley, CPS operations manager for the station. As a result of the cancellation, Tracy and Katrine Gorham, our science projects manager, remain at Summit, the NSF-funded research station with our new five-person staff.

We're delighted that our winter crew got out on time, and will keep you posted on the take-out. Stay tuned!--Kip Rithner

Outgoing Phase-II Crew
Outgoing Phase-II Crew