We traveled across Nansen Sound and turned around to see the weather station in the distance. We traveled in snow roving vehicles known as "bombardiers". The ride was extremely bumpy. The fiord that we were on was known as Slidre Fiord. The bombardiers were so noisy, we had to stop on the ice any time we had to communicate with another vehicle. Our bombardier had anti-freeze spilled on the engine so we had smoke pouring into the compartment. We opened our doors to 30 degrees below zero Fahrenheit temperatures to vent out the smoke.



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