Convoy leaving for the coast
After a delay of a few days caused by bad weather and a few mechanical glitches, Jean Lennaerts from the BENEMELT project and five scientists from the ICECON project finally left Princess Elisabeth Antarctica for the coast to start their research.
That is certainly a lot of gear and a lot of people to bring to the coast!
We filmed the departure of the convoy to give you an idea of the size of the vehicles form up close, and how they slowly become smaller and smaller and become a tiny dot against the vast landscape of Antarctica.
In such an environment, one can't help but feel very small and fragile compared to the immensity and harshness of this place - even if you're driving a large Prinoth tractor!
Video: © International Polar Foundation