The second day of work on the summit glacier of the Ortler mountain and 50 metres of ice cores have already been extracted (See the picture gallery).
The favourable weather conditions have allowed the researchers to speed up operations.
No particular problems have been detected so far and the health of the personnel present on the mountain is also good. They are being constantly monitored by the medical team of EURAC’s Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine. Their work also involves collecting medical and scientific information that could help to better understand altitude sickness and particularly pulmonary oedema.
Yesterday, Sunday 25 September, the Glaciology camp for students ended. The day before an additional trip to the Trafoi valley took place, during which the students were able to observe elements of glacial geomorphology. In the evening, the names of two students (and two substitutes) were drawn, who in the following days will have the opportunity to visit the site where the ice core extraction is taking place. The two lucky participants are Giulia and Philip. Congratulations!