January 3, 2012 in Pictures
The Princess Elisabeth Station celebrated the new year with a nice dinner. While waiting for the ship to arrive at Crown Bay, the whole IPF team carries on with maintenance operations at Utsteinen.
The team for the second part of the season: Happy New Year!
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Watching "Dinner for One", a tradition the German scientists brought with them.
Utsteinen on the 31st: a magic light.
Everyone gives a hand to prepare for New Year's Eve.
Even with no fresh food available, David is capable of making us nice desserts: strawberry tiramisu!
Everybody got a brand new pair of gloves for the work to be done in 2012.
We can see where the ship is stuck in the sea ice with the material for the station and for the German geologists.
Removing the snow from the solar panels before taking them out.
At least we have a nice view while working.
The snow blower helps, but a lot has to be done by hand, using a good, old shovel.
Paying attention not to damage the panels.
Starting to remove solar panels to replace them with more efficient ones.
Crane used to lift the panels.
Lunch break for our geologists at the bottom of a rock wall during a land survey.
Kistof doing some maintenance work. He never rests!
Working on the garage doors.
Sunday we had very nice weather. Jacques Richon conducting an air reconnaissance with the ULM.
January 3, 2012 - News
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