This week at Davis

  • Davis station brewery book

    31 July 2009

    Even though it is still three months till the first ship arrives at Davis for re-supply, planning and preparation is well under way. As the ship is "alcohol" free, over 100 ships crew and new expeditioners will arrive on station …

  • Davis station Expeditioners at Mikkelsens Cairn

    7 August 2009

    This week at Davis: 7 August 2009

  • Moderate blowing snow at Davis

    21 August 2009

    Blizzard Alert This week Davis "The Riviera of the South" was host to its first blizzard in several months. At the peak of the blizzard, the wind speeds exceeded 70 knots and visibility was reduced to less than a few …

  • Davis station Expeditioners busy with paperwork

    10 July 2009

    G'day from Davis with another weekly News. Midwinter's been and gone and the crew seem to have settled into a routine for the next stage of the expedition. From past experience it'll slip by surprisingly quickly. All too soon V1 …

  • Davis station Hagglund being lit up by Aurora lights

    3 July 2009

    It truly is midwinter at Davis now, with constant sub −20°C temperatures and no sun. Strange thing is, there is always a positive to every situation here, the absence of the sun has seen an increase in our night lights. …

  • Davis Station Expeditioner cooking in field hut

    29 May 2009

    Celebrating Roland's Birthday with him this week in the field were Nick, Brett and Ashleigh. A birthday wish of Roland's was a fondue dinner. Nick being a bit of a whizz when it comes to Fondue was able to help …

  • Sun setting over the icebergs off Davis Station

    22 May 2009

    The sun is nearly ready to disappear for the mid winter and create the long polar night. On the 2nd of June the sun will set and not return till 10th July when it will rise at 1.40 pm and …

  • Davis Station with the Antarctic Plateau in the background

    5 June 2009

    The sun has set for the last time on Davis and we have now entered the long polar night which will last for the next six weeks. The guys didn't waste the last few hours of sunlight and were all …

  • Davis Station Expeditioners creating their Midwinter Film Festival Entry

    19 June 2009

    Hollywood fever strikes Davis. As the only available light rises on the horizon the whole station heads to the ice armed with props, cameras, vehicles and a schedule of scenes to film the Davis Midwinter movie, hoping to portray life …

  • Tradesperson in a room with toolbox

    26 June 2009

    As midwinter's approached life here at Davis hit overdrive this week with many an inspired and enthusiastic expeditioner going about not only their daily jobs but preparations for the biggest event of the year … Midwinter's. Starting off this week …

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