FMARS 2001 First Status Report Mars Society

Snow conditions at Haughton Crater on Devon Island still do not allow a safe landing by Twin Otter. There is too much snow on the airstrip for a wheeled landing, too little for a landing on skis. The only way in at this time is by helicopter. There is no helicopter available in Resolute Bay right now, but the one chartered by the Noranda mineral exploration company will be arriving tomorrow and we’ve arranged to use it to fly a few team members to Haughton Crater at the earliest opportunity.