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May 30, 2017

Glacier Benito Journal: Observation, Final Words & Acknowledgements

I realised how lucky I am to have observed the glacier in 1972/73 and to have photographed the glacier extensively then so that I was able to show to others one of the demonstratable effects of climate change.

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May 29, 2017

Glacier Benito Journal: Departure – Sunday 16th April

The weather was still excellent for our final day for departure. I was tempted to stay one day longer but one should not tempt ‘fate’ even if the weather on Monday was going to be good.






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May 26, 2017

Glacier Benito Journal: Winding Up – Saturday 15th April

First excursion in the morning was by Marcos and Olaf to Level II Finger Lower Cairn to measure its position using the Survey GPS. After that they moved to Level I Finger Lower Cairn to repeat the survey activity.






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May 25, 2017

Glacier Benito Journal: Crossing the Glacier and the Mavic Takes Off – Friday 14th April

The plan on Friday was conduct Mavic drone flying from the middle of Level II on the glacier. So at 0945, all five of us set off to point ‘403’.






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May 24, 2017

Glacier Benito Journal: Finding the Level Markers – Thursday 13th April

Day three started the same as day two. Clear sky, moon providing the illumination before dawn, a sharp frost and no wind! Johnny, Olaf and Mark remained in camp to try to get the X8 drone up and flying.






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May 23, 2017

Glacier Benito Journal: Preparing for Drone Flights – Wednesday, 12th April

Each morning’s activity started with Martin getting up at about 0730 to light the cookers. The ground and glacier were frosted. As soon as we left the tent, the condensation inside the tent also turned to ice which fell onto our sleeping bags and mattresses as we entered the tent again to get items required during the day.






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May 22, 2017

Glacier Benito Journal: Arriving on Ice – Tuesday 11th April

The first of six magical days on the ice…






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May 19, 2017

Glacier Benito Journal: Execution

The team was arriving. Meanwhile snow was falling with it settling down to 500 m above sea level (absl). Had winter started early?






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May 18, 2017

Glacier Benito Journal: Planning and Preparation

Over the next six years, the plan emerged following discussions with Olaf Wündrich of ColibriVentura and others. The major requirement was to find a helicopter able to undertake the flights.






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May 17, 2017

Glacier Benito Journal: Prologue–1972 to 2011

A dream turns into an obsession. Finally an obsession is resolved. How did it happen? First post from an expedition to Glacier Benito.






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