December 30, 2009 in Pictures
On the morning of December 17th, a team members arrived at Utsteinen. After the airplane was unloaded, everybody settled into their tents and the base camp came back to life.
Old team members welcome the new arrivals under the wings of the Basler.
© International Polar Foundation / René Robert
Nighat Amin and Alain Hubert welcoming new team members.
John, the pilot of the Basler, comes to Antarctica every season.
Jean Chalon, Schneider Electric, slides a plank under the tent to insulate it from the cold.
Sanne Bosteels, field guide.
Christine becoming familliar with the new kitchen in the mess tent.
David Gladsteen, cameraman, on a wooden sledge pulled by a ski-doo.
In the evening, we have to go downhill to have dinner.
Alain Trullemans, field guide, building an igloo in front of his tent.
Pierre Soete, doctor, finds a tent with an exceptional view.
Thomas Gillon, Consolar, finds a rather comfortable tent.
Sebastian making a satellite phone call in front of the mess.
Wim Van Belle, Schneider Electric.
Johan Berte finally arriving in Antarctica.
David Rigotti and Luc Marot took over the kitchen from Christine Mattel.
Sylvain Doucement, Laborelec.
Sven Kerremans, Laborelec.
Michaël Durdu, Cofely services, taking care of the ventilation.
Dominique Corbisier, chemical engineer from Laborelec, analyses the treated water.
The press from home has arrived. Breakfast has become a press review.
After a month living the station, we're once again living at the base camp.
When it's -18°C outside at night, sleeping under a tent in Antartica is a unique experience.
Journalists and other press members can get in touch with our press officer for pictures, interview requests or other material.