Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Halley Up

Halley VI buildings have just been raised to keep them out of the constant snow accumulation for another year. Here is the view of the modules before raising.

And a similar view after raising about 2.5m

To raise the buildings the legs are lifted in turn and snow bulldozed under each one.

Once all the legs are sitting on a high lump of snow then the hydraulics lift the who station up. The whole area is then bulldozed and groomed to a smooth surface. This is me standing in front of the south end of the station now that its all been lifted up and the snow surface groomed.

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