We publish today the first pictures of the camp on the glacier of the Ortler mountain. (See the picture gallery of the base camp)
The particularly favourable meteorological conditions (sun and no wind) have allowed the researchers to work well. Yesterday they were already able to fix the tent over the metal structure that contains the ice perforation system. It was fixed as high as possible and very close to the upper edge of the glacier where, according to the plan, the first ice core will be extracted.
The remote camp has been installed and is now operative. It consists of single tents where the researchers sleep, one kitchen and one medical tent, along with other supporting structures. Here the researchers will spend the next days until they finish the operations, probably around the middle of October.
The Glaciology camp of the students will end tomorrow, Sunday morning. Today another excursion will take place in which guides from the Stelvio National Park and teachers of the schools involved will participate. By the end of today, two students will be chosen (by draw, as decided yesterday), who next week will, together with their teachers, visit the remote camp on the glacier of the Ortler mountain. This will give them the unique chance of observing the research; they will then report on their experience to other students and their school.