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Here are some pictures from our latest adventures around Longyearbyen. Me and a friend went for a late night walk which was pretty magical with the midnight sun!

Fuglen som vinker til deg :)) Den løp rundt med ei hånd i været og så litt pussig ut. Hihi. Mener å huske jeg en gang så et biologiprogram om denne, at det var for å få oppmerksomheten bort fra redet dens.

Hakapik at Diabasodden, blue flames and a resumed career.

I do not know even where to start!

Time goes by so quickly here, I just can’t get around to blog! But I want to remember what I’ve done. I’ve done a lot of local hikes around the Longyear valley. we’ve been to several mine trips – soon we’ve visited all the mines around Longyearbyen! Only missing Mine 2 and Mine 4. That’s one of the things I love about Longyear – you have amazing nature AND amazing history/cultural heritage. There’s something so special about the mines, they attract me and fascinate me so much!!!

Bølgeblekk (tak)

Since my last post, I’ve had a week of field work. We went to the Deltanes to look at reservoir rocks for our potential CO2-storage location. It was just an amazing experience to go into the field… I was pretty reluctant due to the weather. It was blowing easternly 10-15m/s, overcast and the waves were high. Yeah, cause you know. We were going into the field by boat. RIB BOATS!! After signing a “next of kin”-slip in case I died in the field (!) it was on with the survival suit and off we went. The teletubbie suits were just… LOL. I was pretty nervous, but the boat ride was THE FUNNIEST THING!! We just flew over the waves, I wish we could do more of that. 2 hours hike to the Diabasodden awaited.

Ankomst Deltaneset

The feeling of being completely isolated in the arctic wilderness was one of a kind. With the gun on our backs we were on constant polar bear watch – the overcast cloud layer gave a beautiful light to the landscape. It felt so free!

Bilde tatt av Gareth - klassen på vei over Deltaneset

Arktisk lys

Viktig med signalpistol.... isbjørnbeskyttelse 😉

Var "litt" vind denne dagen! 😉 Blåste rett inn i skjelettet

Jadda, geologistudenter og greier 😉 Sjekk forøvrig den fine sandsteinen i bakgrunnen 🙂

Jeg leker selunge...

Hva som er målet vårt å stoppe utslipp av... nemlig CO2!!! 😉 Fra venstre: meg, Srikumar, Gareth og Malin som totall. Bilde tatt av Robert.

The next week we went to mine 7 and went into the mine! What a great experience, but pretty dusty, warm and claustrophobic….. Afterwards we visited the power plant in Longyearbyen.

Alexandros viser for noen søkkende flinke studenter vi er! 😉

Her ser vi kull som omgjøres til energi, selve hjertet av kraftverket og roten til klimaendringer! Ser litt ut som helvete i blåskjær?

Turbinrommet - masse rør og greier man kan bli svett av å forstå. Men jeg forstår iallefall såpass at det er her turbinene som skaper strøm spinner rundt, for du dæven det rista og bråka der inne!! Merk gulvet som er "detached" fra veggene, siden det ristet ganskeveldig mye.

I am doing a lot of offroad biking as well, which is my favoirte past time activity.

Mr Svalbard is the fucking win!!!