BELARE 2006/2007 - Getting started

The Expedition with ten members (Alain Hubert, Johan Berte, Gigi Amin, (IPF), Jos Van Hemelryck, Joris Wouters, Dieter de Decker (VRT) Benjamin Luypaert (RTBF), Bernard Bleeckx,Vincent Piret (Aeriane) and Damien Ertz (UGhent) left Brussels on the evening of the 5th of January 2007. A number of family, friends, and well wishers were at hand to see them off.

The next few days in Cape Town were hectic with shopping for the final items, the briefings with the Antarctic Logistics company, ALCI, and the set up to complete for the Inmarsat.