Champagne corks on the wall in the drill housing, marking celebrations as certain depths were reached.

Our accomadations while at Vostok; the building that used to house the aircraft radar, when it was still operational. The next photo is of the brown doorway on the right side of the building.

Welcome!! (in Russian).

Our friends Claude (right) and Christian (left); French researchers who also spoke Russian and (thankfully) English, and who without, we would have had a very difficult stay (almost none of the Russians spoke English, but some could speak French). At the right of the photo, next to Claude is a new probe they were planning to use to log temperatures within the core hole.

back to pictures index ...