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.

  • 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…

  • Touring the Station

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    Touring the Station

    The station has been closed and is entirely insulated. The room dividers have now been added, suggesting the time has come to offer a tour of the inside of the…

  • Night Has Returned

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    Night Has Returned

    This time, it's for good: night time has returned. When the sun dissapears,the moon comes out to follow the Prinoth convoy returning from the coast. Here is a short…

  • Wind Blows Over Base Camp

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    Wind Blows Over Base Camp

    After having witnessed perpetual sunlight, Antarctica is now showing its true nature. The time has come for a good storm. When the wind blows, snow gets in through the slightest…

  • Life at Base Camp: The Kitchen

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    Life at Base Camp: The Kitchen

    The main role of the Utsteinen cooks is to feed the troops and motivate them to work. It is important that the cooks are prepared and on time, but above…

  • Flying Over the Ridge

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    Flying Over the Ridge

    The ridge upon which the Princess Elisabeth Station is rooted is looking more and more like an ant hill. Construction has been going on for 2 months already, with over 50 people…

  • Life at Utsteinen

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    Life at Utsteinen

    This 3 minutes video will show you how life went on at Utsteinen from early November until December 2007. You will discover traverses from base camp to coast and back, garages construction,…