2 September breaking ice at N86 58’ W05 01'

Last night at about 01.30 UTC we finally departed from out three-week long ice camp. Left in the snow are only footprints, ski and snowmobile tracks. The weather was stunningly beautiful as the high-pressure weather gave us its last push, but bitterly cold. We worked a long day prior to departure getting everything in from the ice, and ended the day by celebrating the ASCOS success by sharing a "glass of bubbles" on the helipad; improvised partying followed into the small hours and today we’ve had a really quiet ship.

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