Taking pictures and filming on the ice

Videos

Through these small videos, we hope to give you a taste of what it is like to work and live at the Princess Elisabeth Station. We tried to cover a broad range of topics and uploaded parts of our archives to do so. We hope you'll like it.

  • Unloading the Ivan Papanin Ship

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    Unloading the Ivan Papanin Ship

    From Cape Town, South Africa, the Ivan Papanin, a Russian ship, reached the coast of Crown Bay on December 21st, 2008. Aboard the ship were building materials, technical equipment and some…

  • The Ivan Papanin arrives in Crown Bay

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    The Ivan Papanin arrives in Crown Bay

    Having departed from Cape Town, in South Africa, the Russian cargo ship Ivan Papanin reached the coast of Crown Bay on December 21st, 2008. On board were several Belgian scientists from…

  • Mounts Belgica

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    Mounts Belgica

    Shortly after they arrived at Utsteinen, Alain Hubert and a few other members of the BELARE 2008-09 expedition left on a reconnaissance mission in the Mounts Belgica. The first objective…

  • Setting up camp

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    Setting up camp

    The first thing which had to be done after the team members had arrived at Utsteinen was the setting up of base camp. And the first tents to be mounted…

  • Arrival at Utsteinen

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    Arrival at Utsteinen

    The BELARE 2008-2009 expedition has now truly begun. The footage in this short movie was filmed upon arriving at Utsteinen. Alain Hubert opens the station's front door for the first…

  • Base Camp during BELARE 2007-2008

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    Base Camp during BELARE 2007-2008

    This short film travels back in time to the first Princess Elisabeth construction phase of 2007-2008. Find out what the conditions were like at the Utsteinen base camp and see…

  • Hauling the Equipment in From the Coast

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    Hauling the Equipment in From the Coast

    The equipment load necessary to build the station was carried to the base camp, over almost 200 km, using three "Prinoth" tractors and eight sledges. In total, it took the team 18…