Written 16 Dec 2007
3619 meters above sea level
Maximum & Minimum temperatures: -20 to -36 °C
Our chief driller has been troubled with a bleeding finger the last week due to metal pieces that are stuck in the finger. The situation has become worse these last few days and she is currently requested by our paramedic Kjetil to quit working.
The wound has been bleeding this last week. It is not serious but the wound will not heal properly. Today, our medical responsible, Kjetil Bakkland, removed pieces of metal in the finger but there might be more remaining. Because of this, the drilling of the 90 meter ice core has temporarily stopped. However, all the other science has continued throughout the day, which has been another calm, sunny and pleasant day at the ice.
Photo caption: Finger surgery (Photo: Jan-Gunnar).
This contribution is from the log of the Norwegian-US Scientific Traverse team, who are en route from Troll Station to South Pole Station. Much more information can be found here.
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Monday, 17 December 2007 13:45
Norway-US Antarctic Traverse: Chief driller has a wounded fingerWritten by US-Norway Traverse
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