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Arc­tic mas­ter­pie­ce at Dia­ba­sod­den: no fire­wood, no fuel

It was a mas­ter­pie­ce or rather qui­te the oppo­si­te: a group of four per­sons, pro­bab­ly locals from Lon­gye­ar­by­en, had alrea­dy spent some days in a hut at Dia­ba­sod­den in Sas­sen­fjord. One of their snow mobi­les seems to have got a tech­ni­cal issue. The next thing was that the group was run­ning out of fire­wood, so two per­sons star­ted to dri­ve back to Lon­gye­ar­by­en to get help for the defect snow mobi­le or new fire­wood.

But in Advent­da­len, not too far from Lon­gye­ar­by­en, the two ran out of fuel. It is not known who it was that cal­led the Sys­sel­man­nen, but the case even­tual­ly beca­me a res­cue ope­ra­ti­on invol­ving the Sysselmammen’s heli­co­p­ter, which flew to Dia­ba­sod­den to pick up tho­se who had remai­ned in the hut without fire­wood.

Mean­while, the two per­sons in Advent­da­len had mana­ged to get back to Lon­gye­ar­by­en on their own strength.

Not all details are known in public, so it is a bit dif­fi­cult to under­stand what real­ly hap­pen­ed. But the group is cer­tain­ly now attrac­ting a lot of mocke­ry in Lon­gye­ar­by­en and pro­bab­ly a reac­tion from the Sys­sel­man­nen, who is not keen on sen­ding out the heli­co­p­ter becau­se peop­le are run­ning out of fire­wood and fuel on a trip to a hut not too far from Lon­gye­ar­by­en.

The hut at Dia­ba­sod­den, near 40 km dri­ve by snow mobi­le from Lon­gye­ar­by­en on the most com­mon rou­te.


Source: Sval­bard­pos­ten

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last modification: 2017-01-12 · copyright: Rolf Stange