Outdoor activities

Locations are typically reached by helicopters. Operators prepare the drilling site and the thermal containers for storing samples. The extraction process takes about two or three hours; samples are then packed properly to prevent melting during transport to the cold room in Milan.
Snow samples are collected by digging a trench and stored in vials. At the same time, another operator digs a snowpit to take a survey of the properties of the snow and use the YETI software to create a stratigraphic profile according to the AINEVA (Italian Association of Snow and Avalanches) and IACS (International Classification for Seasonal Snow on the Ground) guidelines.

Toula Glacier, Mont Blanc (Aosta Valley, Italy)

Punta Indren, Monte Rosa (Aosta Valley, Italy)