Four days ago we concluded that there was absolutely no way how we could get the laser scanner and the necessary 50 or so kg up the glacier. Well, one evening with a couple of beers later we felt quite confident that we could do it. Five hours of pulling, pushing, swearing, a wagon, a sledge, interesting crossings in a rope team, loads of muddy morraines and steep slopes later: Looks like we made it. Yet another sledge has become victime of my science. When do the outdoor manufacturers finally produce equipment made for the harsh reality of polar fieldwork? Now we have the laser scanner ready to repeatedly scan the rapidly filling lake. How we get it back down in the end? Future me’s problem.