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News from Antarctica

Interested in what's happening down at Princess Elisabeth? News from the field are posted here regularily to keep you updated about what is going on during the various seasons.

  • Convoy Crown Bay - Copyright: International Polar Foundation - © International Polar Foundation

    in Daily Life

    A Sixth Traverse for the New Year

    The Ivan Papanin arrived in Cape Town during the night of December 28. Unloading operations lasted through December 29. Several waste containers and a few heavy drilling pieces were brought back to…

  • Alain Hubert Completing Traverse by Prinoth - Copyright: International Polar Foundation - © International Polar Foundation

    in Daily Life

    Securing the 5th Traverse

    Seven people left the base camp on December 27th to start the 5th traverse. Meanwhile, the rest of team is working on re-assembling the cranes and finishing the garages and…

  • Dinner Service - Copyright: International Polar Foundation - © International Polar Foundation

    in Daily Life

    Christmas Menu

    The party began with, in stead of the usual hot chocolate that is served on the working grounds, warm wine from "Château Migraine" vintage.

  • Ga - © International Polar Foundation

    in Daily Life

    Merry Christmas

    Christmas was celebrated on the night of December 24th, close to the way it is feasted in Belgium. The coast team made it back to the base camp on time,…

  • Storm Over Base Camp - Copyright: International Polar Foundation - © International Polar Foundation

    in Daily Life

    Stormy Weather Hits East Antarctica

    The second convoy reached Utsteinen on December 21st (7 30 pm), carrying part of the crane and frozen food to last through mid-March 2008. Strong winds and heavy snow falls are coming down…