Taking pictures and filming on the ice


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.

  • Par-delà les banquises

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    Par-delà les banquises

    "Par-delà les banquises", a movie directed by Dominique Kopp in the framework of the 2007-2008 International Polar Year, explores Antarctica and its paradoxes. The movie leads us through the…

  • Team Change at Utsteinen

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    Team Change at Utsteinen

    As the Lidia (from ALCI) lands at Utsteinen, it brings a new group of visitors to the Princess Elisabeth Station. Among the newcomers are Johan Berte, the new kitchen crew,…

  • The Utsteinen Windscoop

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    The Utsteinen Windscoop

    For those who don't know, a windscoop is a special kind of ice configuration created by the action of the wind brushing up against the landscape. It's basically a bowl-like…

  • End of expedition assessment

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    End of expedition assessment

    Although the Princess Elisabeth Station is now finished and the last members of the expedition have just returned from Utsteinen, the story isn't over yet. The actual life of the…

  • Storm

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    The scientists, who were supposed to arrive in Utsteinen on January 27th, ended up arriving later than expected due to the bad weather. The weather conditions in Utsteinen have brought…

  • 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…