The Halley VI research station is dragged 14 miles to avoid a dangerous giant crack in the ice.
Antarctic Halley VI research station, home to the British Antarctic Survey, is being relocated 14 miles – 23 km across the Brunt Ice Shelf.
If Halley VI was not relocated, it could be swallowed by the ice in three years time.
The team spent the past 13 weeks moving the eight modules of the station 23 km away of an ice chasm.
Director of British Antarctic Survey – BAS Professor Dame Jane Francis, said:
“The relocation is a terrific achievement for our operational teams. They are very proud of what they achieved – and I am proud of them all.
Delivering a complex project like this in remote Antarctica requires exceptional people,’ said Adam Bradley, the project manager for the relocation.
The team down here this season surpassed our expectations – they worked incredibly hard, often in very difficult conditions, to get the job done safely and on schedule.”
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