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Old 08-01-2013, 02:10 PM   #136
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Brilliant...
That looks like has my freezer...
At my home there is 40 °C... I shall almost want to come to have a drink with you...
Thank you for your report
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:43 PM   #137
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Brilliant photos and info,whats the reason for the buildings been painted in the bright colours at base?and how many hours does the mobile earthmoving eqpt do per season.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:14 PM   #138
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Brilliant photos and info,whats the reason for the buildings been painted in the bright colours at base?and how many hours does the mobile earthmoving eqpt do per season.
The buildings are different colours to make it easier to identify and see. Most of the red buildings are mechanical/service buildings, Blue are the power houses, Yellow are for science/communications and green are living quarters and stores. I think it also has something to do with their history. Years ago they used coloured buildings so now all Australian bases have continued to use colours.

The earthmoving equipment gets about 500Hr a year. Not much when you think how much this sort of equipment gets back home!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:58 AM   #139
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More great photos.

Whats the nature of the scientific work being done at the station ?
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:58 AM   #140
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More great photos.

Whats the nature of the scientific work being done at the station ?
Seeing if your pee can freeze before it hits the ground.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:44 AM   #141
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Brilliant!

Thank you so much for this brilliant report. I have really enjoyed the photos, and if my internet gets going I will watch that video of yours on digging out. (I love plowing snow, so I will get an extra kick out of that...)

Just to juxtapose your experience with my own. I am in Afghanistan right now, and this past week we have gotten temperatures in and around 50c (120F)

It is amazing to think that someone out there is getting as cold as you are right now, when I am as hot as I am right now.

Well enjoy your trip, and thanks much for sharing the video.

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Old 08-06-2013, 05:19 AM   #142
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Great thread mate, love the vids and can't wait for the build thread for the bike. Looks like you've got some fantastic kit there. Maybe your mum could make a start just to get things fired up 😆😆😆 anyway stay safe and keep them pics coming.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:52 PM   #143
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Its not all Fun and Games

Been very busy the last couple of weeks with annual maintenance and repairs to one of the powerhouse generators.
One job we were not looking forward to was replacing the broken window in the snow groomer. After some TLC and a full service things got a little interesting.
Some pictures of the fun???
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:42 PM   #144
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great post

Thanks for this, though it is not biking it is hard to get more adventure
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:28 PM   #145
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Thanks for this, though it is not biking it is hard to get more adventure
Miss the Adventure biking!!! Only a couple more months to go and Ill be home building my bike ready for South America. Ill then Have to start a tread on that
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:17 AM   #146
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Going to be an awkward bugger getting in & out of the cab with the strap there!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #147
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Night Sky

Here is a quick time laps of last nights sky.

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Old 10-24-2013, 11:34 PM   #148
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Looks like a bit of fun, no idea if you're still down there. I'm guessing they don't need rope access techs in that neck of the woods do they?
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #149
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zmore pics! where have you been
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:54 AM   #150
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Hi Guys,

Sorry I have not posted on here for a long time. The last couple of months have been very busy, with work out in the field and lately getting the station ready for the new group that will look after it for the next 12 months. I am currently waiting for the ship to arrive that will resupply the station and take me back to Australia. I thought I would post some final pictures for a scientific trip I did that traversed the Rauer Island group and the Sorsdal Glasier.



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