This week at Davis

  • Bull Elephant sea resting on shore

    28 March 2008

    Welcome back everyone. Most years at Davis, from January to April, we are fortunate to experience living with a herd of male southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina). They take a break from foraging on the Antarctic continental shelf while they …

  • Expeditioners loading rubbish into furnace

    14 March 2008

    Last week, Davis had a visit by the Chinese from Zhong Shan Station. Their visit proved to be the highlight of that week. This week, we were equally looking forward to a visit by the Indians, on Monday 10th March, …

  • Davis Station Mess looking sparsely populated with 8 Expeditioners off Station with the Larsemann Hills traverse

    11 July 2008

    Well, the Larsemann Hills Traverse is still away, and that means 8 people are off Station. Life on the Station has been very quiet this week, and it has been a battle to find enough material for Icy News. The …

  • First sighting of the Sun above the horizon at Davis Station since before Mid-winter

    18 July 2008

    It's been a big week at Davis, we've had a Blizzard, the return of the Sun over the horizon and the return of the Larsemann Hills traverse group This week marked the return of the sun over the horizon. People …

  • Davis Station Expeditioners undergoing pre-departure fire training

    14 November 2008

    Welcome to this coming seasons winter crew, assembled from the far corners of Australia. We are a mixture of "return offenders" those that have been before and "first timers". No matter what brought us together or what individual skills we …

  • Davis Station Leader Pete Pedersen

    7 November 2008

    As the Davis Antarctic winter comes to a close we may reflect on the growth each and every one of us has experienced during our stay in this isolated community. We have all matured from the spotty, characterless black and …

  • 31 October 2008

    With the Orange Roughy (Aurora Australis) approaching; no news from Davis this week. …

  • Expeditioner with birthday cake.

    17 October 2008

    Hello to all and welcome to the weekly Davis Icy News. This week we celebrated the birthday of the baby on station Mark M turning the young age of 30. Congratulations Mark. Mark with his extra large lamington. Photo: Dwayne …

  • Davis Station Expeditioners arriving at Brookes Hut for field training

    21 November 2008

    This was our first week at Davis and one of the priorities is to ensure everyone gets adequate survival training. Ably lead by Field Training Officer Mike G, a party of nine set out for an overnight stay in the …

  • Snowfall around the buildings of Davis Station

    28 November 2008

    With almost 90 on station here at Davis, there have been plenty of achievements despite difficulties. This is what we have all been up to: Although the 2008 winterers are now back in Australia, winter seems reluctant to leave Davis …

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