Logbook entry: Filming with BBC in Hut Cave (2009-12-20) at Hut cave system

About happenings on Dec. 20, 2009, Aaron Curtis wrote:

Excited by the beautiful photography in Aaron's Texas Cavers Calender, Y601 (the group of BBC people up on Erebus to film the caves) sequestered Nial and Aaron to the Hut Cave with cinematic intent. Although the actors refused calendar-style shots, some good-looking footage was produced.

Much of this centered around the DistoX laser, which produced an impressive, visible beam in the extremely steamy cave. There was also much to-ing and fro-ing in Ferritis chamber to highlight the impressive blue bulge in the ceiling.

Afterwards, the whole party went to replace the Telaire CO2 sensor battery with a Bill-Nial-Aaron Special (a 12V car battery hacked with drill and tap to work as a 6V battery). This room was too dark and plain to interest Y601, who aboutfaced up the ice slope with all their gear.

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