Australian Antarctic Magazine - Issue 37: December 2019

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Davis station plumber Neil Brown took this photo of snow groomers constructing a sea ice runway just north of the station. The runway is needed to bring in expeditioners heading to Mawson or arriving from Casey, and allows the movement of people before resupply and the opening of the Davis Plateau ski landing area.