Sunday, August 22, 2010

AMASE - Day 12 - Swimming with icebergs

After two days running samples in the lab, with a still very happily running oven and everything else still working as well, some of us got the heebie-beebies and needed to get out again. Since we didn't have too much time, we decided to go for the quick ultracold polar experience...  a swim in the fjord.

Some of us were Tor the Rock Crusher, Mads the pilot and myself. Kjell-Ove joined us for safety and the MOMA team (Carole and Eckhard) to check if we were not just bluffing. Well. we weren't so here's the proof. I went first and just wend under and ran back, then Mads decided to actually climed the iceberg and Tor to kiss the next one.

FYI, water temperature ~0.5-1 °C (32-33 °F)