News Archive

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  • Early Recognition of the Station’s Structure

    Early Recognition of the Station’s Structure

    The Station's metal struts have emerged from the Utsteinen rock in just 3 days. With only two struts left to place, the early stages of the station's pre-construction in Brussels are …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: Mounting the Metal Structure

    BELARE 2007-2008: Mounting the Metal Structure

    Seven people have left on another traverse. The rest of the team is either working on the ridge, filming those working on the ridge, building new bathroom facilities or cooking …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: A Sixth Traverse for the New Year

    BELARE 2007-2008: A Sixth Traverse for the New Year

    This Ivan Papanin arrived in Cape Town during the night of December 28. Unloading operations lasted through December 29. Several waste containers and a few heavy drilling pieces were brought back to …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: Securing the 5th Traverse

    BELARE 2007-2008: Securing the 5th Traverse

    Seven people left the base camp on December 27th to start the 5th traverse. Meanwhile, the rest of team is working on re-assembling the cranes and finishing the garages and …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: Christmas Menu

    BELARE 2007-2008: Christmas Menu

    The party began with, in stead of the usual hot chocolate that is served on the working grounds, warm wine from "Château Migraine" vintage.

  • BELARE 2007-2008: Merry Christmas

    BELARE 2007-2008: Merry Christmas

    Christmas was celebrated on the night of December 24th, close to the way it is feasted in Belgium. The coast team made it back to the base camp on time, …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: Stormy Weather Hits East Antarctica

    BELARE 2007-2008: Stormy Weather Hits East Antarctica

    The second convoy reached Utsteinen on December 21st (7 30 pm), carrying part of the crane and frozen food to last through mid-March 2008. Strong winds and heavy snow falls are coming down …