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First goodbyes at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica

After spending nearly two months at the station, the first group of scientists and teacher Roger Radoux left for Novo. It's always an emotional moment for the team who stay and the end of a great adventure for those who leave.

Back home for Christmas!

Everything is packed up and a big sledge hauled by a Prinoth tractor takes people and their baggage to the airstrip 2 km away from the station.

After goodbyes and promises to return, our friends are boarding the Basler flight for Novo. From there, they will fly back to Cape Town. All of them will be back in Belgium in time to celebrate Christmas with friends and family!

Video: © Jos van Hemelrijck / International Polar Foundation

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