This week at Davis

  • 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" …

  • Historical image from 1964 of Davis Station Expeditioners collecting snow for water

    27 February 2009

    This week's news, by Mark P, is focused on water, and the efforts to provide water at Davis since the Station's establishment In January 1957, ANARE established Australia's second Antarctic Station, Davis, in time for the commencement of the International …

  • Indian delegation with Davis Station Leader

    20 February 2009

    You would think that being at an Antarctic Station would be isolated and you would rarely have a visitor. Not so at Davis, with our constant stream on international visitors this summer continuing this week with a visit from an …

  • Davis Station Expeditioners in the Grove Mountains near Davis Station

    13 February 2009

    Surveyors from Geoscience Australia, Alex W and Ryan R, spent one week working out of Law-Racovita Base in the Larsemann Hills. The guys found themselves in the mix of international Antarctic programs, interacting with the local Russians at Progress II …

  • A pole, three helicopters and endless whiteness.

    6 February 2009

    Greetings all from Davis, which once again has proven itself to be the epicentre of the universe (mind you, Casey does have a ship…) perhaps we're simply a drop-in centre for wayward travellers. Roland, Mark and Tim went to the …

  • Science presentation at Davis Station

    20 March 2009

    What a difference a week makes at Davis, especially when the population has shrunk from nearly 80 to just 18. But prior to the ship sailing last week the station had the pleasure of one last scientific presentation on the …

  • Davis Station Expeditioners checking fast ice thickness are watched by two penguins

    17 April 2009

    This week's agenda was rather eventful. Let's look back for a moment … We had beautiful snowfall without any wind which transformed the Davis appearance from the usual rocky to fairy tale. We had not 1 but 3 Birthdays to …

  • Another beautiful day at Davis Station

    3 April 2009

    This week at Davis the fire team has seen quite a bit of action. We held numerous fire training sessions for the entire Davis Crew. Of course the major concern with running an outdoor training session is the weather. I …

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