A few pics from a while ago. Sorry, I know I am so inconsistent with this Blog! Apologies!
took a trip to the Maggy Shaft with Alex and Hue. This lies just at the
perimeter of the base and is basically an L shaped tunnel that goes
about 10 meters (I think) into the ice. It houses some equipment that
measures magnetic fields – a magnetometer (hence the name Maggy Shaft). I
won’t embarrass myself by trying to go into more detail! But I do know
that the equipment is located in the tunnel to maintain a consistent
temperature and, as it is very sensitive, to avoid any outside
disturbances. This is an experiment that Alex looks after and he has his
own blog so please go there to find out more about his work. It was
really interesting to go and see it.