Outdoor activities

The locations are typically reached by helicopters. Operators prepare the drilling site and the thermal containers for storing the samples once extracted. Drilling takes typically 2-3 hours. Samples are then packed properly. Samples must reach the cold room in Milan before melting. Alternatively, the snow is collected by digging a trench along which samples are collected in vials.
At the same time another operator dig a snow pit to take a survey of the properties of the snow and use the YETI software to create the stratigraphic profile in according to the AINEVA (Italian Association of Snow and Avalanches) and IACS (International Classification for Seasonal Snow on the Ground) guidelines.

Toula Glacier (Mount Blanc)

Punta Indren