This week at Davis

  • 20 November 2009

    Chaos reigns as the Aurora Australis attempts to reach the station through the ice a video of the struggle is included.

  • Davis station Fire Muster Board

    13 November 2009

    Well the "A" factor (Antarctic) didn't let us down this week and although we all have our suitcases packed the Aurora Australis did not turn up on time, ensuring that we submit another edition of This Week at Davis. Fortunately, …

  • Davis Station Expeditioner

    6 November 2009

    This week marked our one year anniversary on the Antarctic, as we arrived on the 1st November 2008. This week also nearly brings to an end our time here with the Aurora Australis due for resupply & changeover next week. …

  • LIDAR setup at Davis Station

    30 October 2009

    Beautiful weather, faithful LIDAR, wildlife returns to breed and spectacular iceberg photos.

  • Davis' collection of 16 Mill movies in their original suitcases

    23 October 2009

    Goodbye to reel-to-reel movies, a plethora of seal pups and the World motorcycle grand prix.

  • Kazak water line - the sea ice has broken out and open water can be seen

    16 October 2009

    Adelie penguins return, preparation for arrival of Aurora Australis and CASA 212 planes, new station bathrooms and waiting for pregnant Weddell seals to pup.

  • Davis expeditioners

    9 October 2009

    The year is rapidly coming to end for the winterers at Davis, with less then three weeks before the ship departs Hobart to come and get the majority of us. Three winterers Roland, Steve and Paul are staying on for …

  • Davis expeditioners outside Platcha Hut with the plateau in the background

    2 October 2009

    This week we had Phil, Brett, Christian and Steele all go off for a four day jolly to Platcha and Bandits huts. Although we all miss certain foods when away from station, it's not all that bad sitting out at …

  • Brett gets his fix of sugar

    25 September 2009

    What a week of highs have we experienced at Davis this week. We are not sure what caused it – perhaps is was the equinox on the 21st September when everywhere on the planet, South Pole, North Pole and everywhere …

  • Intentions Board

    18 September 2009

    Intentions Board Photo: Brett S With the season seemingly coming to a close the annual mass exit from station into the field has begun. With the intentions board in the foyer getting a good work over, the first off …

  • The traverse team  L-R  Peter, Steele, Dave & Colin

    11 September 2009

    With the sun setting later everyday we are now enjoying full days of sunlight. As the light increases Davis is getting busier. This week was one full of activity.

  • Davis expeditioner checks radio repeater at Tarbuck Cragg

    4 September 2009

    Icy News 4 Sep 09 brought to you by Davis comms … G'Day All and welcome to another update on the weekly events at Davis. The station has certainly lived up to its reputation as "The Riviera of the South" …

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