The pre-Perlan 2012 expedition has begun. We left a glider in El Calafate at the end of last season, so we need to go there to pick it up. This is getting to the middle of summer and everyone is wearing winter jackets. It’s cold and windy all the time.
“It was really windy this morning before you arrived. Now the wind has calmed down.” We also found some of the Perlan 1 equipment that was left here in 2006. There was a system of tripods used to get the shipping container off the truck without a crane.
The locals have put two of the tripods to good use at the entrance to the airport.