Building on Ice in Antarctica – Andy Smith – 15th April

halleyvi_14We’ve only just got rid of the snow in Sheffield and we are off to the Antarctic where the tem­per­at­ure rarely gets above minus 6 Centigrade! However we were in for treat with some splen­did pic­tures which revealed the major dif­fi­culties of build­ing a research base on top of ice. Ultimately it gets covered and becomes part of the ice flow and then an ice­berg! The cur­rent sta­tion at Halley is ver­sion 6 and a real space age look­ing build­ing it is. Andy had been to all of its pre­de­cessors and as always Stumperlowe mem­bers were full of ques­tions!