Sunday, January 17, 2010

Safety Training Week Highlights

Hello from Longyearbyen! Robbie and I had a very successful week of safety training. Tuesday was the polar bear protection / rifle and flare gun training. We were trained to half-load, load and fire a 30-06 hunting rifle in order to protect ourselves from polar bears. Another highlight was the sea ice training where I was able to try falling into the water in sea ice and pull myself out using ice picks. Saturday we had some time to visit the museum next to UNIS after our flight to Ny-Alesund on Friday was canceled due to weather. We are hoping the flight tomorrow will get us up to Ny-Alesund to meet up with the rest of the team, weather permitting. Take a look at the photos! All of the photos can be seen at the link below.

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