This week at Davis

  • Davis mechanic standing with the blue Hagglunds in the mechanics workshop

    8 May 2009

    Our focus this week at Davis is very much on the operational side of things. We are hoping later in the year to do a winter traverse using Hägglunds vehicles to visit our nearest neighbours the Chinese at their base …

  • Davis Station Expeditioners drilling and measuring the sea ice

    15 May 2009

    This week at Davis Station sees us continuing our sea ice drilling where we check the sea ice thickness over the length and breadth of the Stations sea ice operational area . With measurements greater than 40 cm thick the …

  • Davis station Expeditioner repairing Platcha field hut

    24 July 2009

    Gday from all at Davis. It is becoming harder and harder to keep coming up with new material for the avid readers back home, but we'll give it a go none-the-less. Mid-winter has come and gone, the sun has returned, …

  • The Sun making a brief appearence above the horizon at Davis station following the Winter Solstice

    17 July 2009

    This week Davis celebrated the long awaited return of the Sun on the 10th July. But the Sun hadn't read the schedule and made a very brief unexpected appearance on the 9th July which had expeditioners scurrying for their camera's. …

  • Davis station Expeditioners at Mikkelsens Cairn

    7 August 2009

    This week at Davis: 7 August 2009

  • Ashleigh W enjoying the skiing and the nacreous clouds in the twilight.

    14 August 2009

    This week's Davis Icy News is proudly brought to you by the only one on station who was happy with the result of mid July's Bledisloe Cup match! Woo-hoo! Let's hope the All Blacks can repeat the result next time. …

  • 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 …

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