"One of the strangest places on Earth." That's how some people describe Dye 2. Our team toured it today with an expert (Salo) who has been there many times during previous icecap crossings.
About Dye 2 Heather writes, "The place is huge. 5 stories and hundreds of rooms. It was a cross between the x-files, aliens and a post apocalyptic horror show. Even though we had to climb down a steep snow slope and then through a snow tunnel to get in, once in things were in remarkable condition. There is literally food still present, mattresses, magazines and books from the 80’s etc. All because they abandoned it in 6 hrs. The top is a huge radar station. Even weirder it isn’t being used though structurally intact, but the runway is and we saw a big American aircraft take off. "
Before they explored the station they built a big and sturdy wind wall to protect them during today's and tonight's storm. They are expecting strong winds and have holed up for the duration. The good news is that once the storm breaks better weather is on the way and they can get on with the rest of the expedition.
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Below: The massive Dye 2 station behind their camp
Below: The view from their tent. Visibility won't be this good for long!
Below: Inside the radar dome. So Sci-Fi!!
Below: The dogs are ready to run as soon as the storm passes
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