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  • BELARE 2007-2008: Daily Life at Usteinen

    BELARE 2007-2008: Daily Life at Usteinen

    Another day in Utsteinen, another day of work. Greeted by the sunlight early in the morning, the working men climb out of their tents as early as 6 am.

  • Discover the Fantasy!

    Discover the Fantasy!

    The seventh edition of the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival was inaugurated in Bruges on November 22nd. This year, in exclusivity, the IPF contributed to the project, by setting up …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: A Visit to Asuka Station

    BELARE 2007-2008: A Visit to Asuka Station

    The building team has been working away securing the anchoring points of the station and making headway on constructing the garage. Alain Hubert and a few other team members have …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: A Trip through the Mountains

    BELARE 2007-2008: A Trip through the Mountains

    With a work schedule ranging from 7 am to noon and 1 pm to 7 pm, work is progressing at a fine pace in Antarctica. Sunday, however, is a day for relaxation, laundry …

  • Buy a “Dream Tree” On eBay.be

    Buy a “Dream Tree” On eBay.be

    Auctions have started on eBay.be for the seven trees being sold in favour of the International Polar Foundation (IPF).

  • BELARE 2007-2008: a comfortable Base Camp

    BELARE 2007-2008: a comfortable Base Camp

    Four new team members have reached Utsteinen Base Camp: Gaëlle, Toto, Daniel and Francis. Twenty-four people are now on site, bringing the team to a fully operational number …

  • BELARE 2007-2008 Take Off

    BELARE 2007-2008 Take Off

    On October 15th, the new BELARE (Belgian Antarctic Expedition) team gathered in Brussels for an informative meeting at the Belgian Military Hospital. BELARE 2007-2008 will build the new Belgian research …

  • Science and Technology at XPO2Pi

    Science and Technology at XPO2Pi

    From October 5th 2007 to January 6th 2008, the Royal Museum of Art and History in Brussels opens its doors to the XPO2PI exposition. This event celebrates the 50th anniversary of …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: Summary of Activities

    BELARE 2007-2008: Summary of Activities

    In our last report, it was mentioned that all the containers had been recovered from Breid Bay and that the camp site was slowly filling up with equipment. The building …