9 July 2010

Davis Station, Antarctica 68º35'S 77º58'E

This week it is 'Welcome Back' to our traverse expeditioners. In their week away they experienced some really cold temperatures and had major mechanical problems to deal with. They returned Monday morning to the relief of us all, and reckon they have ticked that box …

Despite the 'Closed' sign back on station we were all really pleased to see them back, especially Kim our chef … although that goes without saying!

The following shots were taken during their trip by Nick Roden, the only one whose camera would work for more than one shot.

Outward Bound
Outward Bound
Photo: Nick R
On the Plateau refuelling
On the Plateau refuelling
Photo: Nick R
They did take some home comforts with them – 'Diggers Rest'
They did take some home comforts with them – 'Diggers Rest'
Photo: Nick R
The aurora australis lights the way
The aurora australis lights the way
Photo: Nick R
Four men in a Hagg – can't fit much else!
Four men in a Hagg – can't fit much else!
Photo: Nick R
Atmospheric plateau
Atmospheric plateau
Photo: Nick R
Nigel in Canada Goose, the TT jacket of choice.
Nigel in Canada Goose, the TT jacket of choice.
Photo: Nick R
Triumphant Diesos and the Hägglund trailer spring – from left to right Geoff, Ash, Wellsy, Nige
Triumphant Diesos and the Hägglund trailer spring – from left to right Geoff, Ash, Wellsy, Nige
Photo: Nick R
Waypoint L126, Tent city, Ingrid Christensen Coast, East Antarctic Ice Cap
Waypoint L126, Tent city, Ingrid Christensen Coast, East Antarctic Ice Cap
Photo: Nick R
Home sweet home – for as long as it takes
Home sweet home – for as long as it takes
Photo: Nick R
Fixed and homeward bound
Fixed and homeward bound
Photo: Nick R
Still time for the obligatory group shot
Still time for the obligatory group shot
Photo: Nick R
And the silly one
And the silly one
Photo: Nick R
Made it!
Made it!
Photo: Nick R

Then followed an evening of epic tales – until they fell asleep anyway.

Smiles all round - the welcome home celebration
Smiles all round – the welcome home celebration
Photo: Pete H

More next week …

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