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 …

  • Expeditioner sweeping snow from sea ice near Davis Station to locate ice hole

    20 June 2008

    This week has been a rather quiet week by all accounts, especially as everyone is in full work mode building up to the midwinter traverse and the Midwinter's Day celebrations. Our resident biologist continues to work on out on the …

  • Moonrise taken from Bandits field hut near Davis Station

    23 May 2008

    Welcome to This Week at Davis. Although the weather cooled down somewhat, several people took advantage of the sea ice being open and visited the nearby field huts for a relaxing weekend. Shane, Dwayne and Paul headed to Bandits, while …

  • Davis Station Friday night drinks in the Electricians workshop

    16 May 2008

    News this week brought to you by your friendly plumbers, Webby and Muzza. A big howdy from all at Australia's southern most station, Davis. As another week of winter flashes us by station life continues to tick over at its …

  • Expeditioner digging out Quad bike bogged in snow

    9 May 2008

    This week saw teams head to the north and south of the Station to test the thickness of the sea ice prior to the official opening for travel. Greg and Andrew C went north to Long and Tryne Fjords planning …

  • Expeditioner outdoors with the new meteor antenna

    2 May 2008

    Greetings to all back on the mainland. It was another beautiful week at Davis Station, the Riviera of the South. Besides being overcast this week, it has been glorious weather thus far in April. The average temperature during the day …

  • Expeditioner 'capturing' the sun between thumb and forefinger

    30 May 2008

    Another wonderful week has passed by Davis station. The various weekly activities, including social and work engagements have been undertaken with the usual vigour and commitment that we have come to expect from the dynamic group at Davis. The sun …

  • Tents at Woop Woop (Davis Station Skiway) during blizzard

    6 June 2008

    Greetings from Davis after another exciting week. During the week an intrepid group of eight consisting of Peter P, Scotty A, Noel C, Jason C, Dwayne R, Mark M, Paul J and Murray R travelled up to Woop Woop (yes …

  • 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 …

  • Davis Station Expeditioner with binoculars looking for missing Sun

    4 July 2008

    This week at Davis began with a SAR mission to search for the missing sun, because on the 3rd of June the sun failed to appear and has not been seen since. Collectively we decided to look into this and …

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