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Old 05-11-2013, 05:00 AM   #1
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Quad Biking and Remote station life in Antarctica

Hi Guys,

For the last 6 months I have been living and working in Antarctica. I miss my bike back home and look forward to my return to Australia where Ill be collecting my bike and heading to the America's.

I have spent many a night reading through the ride reports on this forum. I've been enjoying hearing about what is happening in the real world.

Well I know its not Adventure Riding but the sea ice down here is now thick enough to get out on our quads and do our field work. So I thought I'd share a day out on the sea ice here at Davis Station Antarctica.

So you know what I do im a diesel mechanic down here and look after the power house and machinery on station.

Here are a couple pictures and a small video of our day out.

Travellingaustralian.

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:10 AM   #2
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Nice photos from a place many will never see!
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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Cool,sorry for the pun

Just curious, what weight of oil do you have to run in the atvs for those conditions?
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:00 PM   #4
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Just curious, what weight of oil do you have to run in the atvs for those conditions?
We run 0W-40 in most of our equipment. The exception is in our power house where we can run a normal 15W-40 because we keep room at around 18c.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:58 PM   #5
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Amazing photos and video. Thank you for sharing them...
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:12 PM   #6
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What an incredible place!

Thanks for the pics + vid.

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Old 05-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #7
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Yup, there's a good chance this is the only Ride Report from Antarctica.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:41 AM   #8
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Very cool.........I mean cold.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:23 AM   #9
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #10
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Adventure riders dream of getting to the ends of the planet...... few make this far. Thanks for sharing pictures of your current corner of the globe.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:04 AM   #11
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More posts from Antarctica?

Just putting it out there. Would you guys like to see more of the area I work in?
I have not posted anything up here because as the thread says its ment to be Adventure Riding. I head out off station every couple of weeks for field work and have a lot of pictures of the landscape down here.

I thought Id share a couple pictures I took the other day while out trying to get shots of the aurora.








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Old 05-13-2013, 12:58 AM   #12
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Brilliant...that must be an amazing feeling to ride your quads on the ice and snow.

Ahh...bugger it...I haven`t used my quad for nearly a year.
Time to get it MOT`d and taxed and get out on it.

Thanks for sharing your adventure and workplace with us.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:12 AM   #13
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Just putting it out there. Would you guys like to see more of the area I work in?
Yes.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:36 AM   #14
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Please, keep this coming. Would Love to be up there with you. Beautiful at nite!!! God is Wonderful!!!
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Just putting it out there. Would you guys like to see more of the area I work in?
I have not posted anything up here because as the thread says its ment to be Adventure Riding. I head out off station every couple of weeks for field work and have a lot of pictures of the landscape down here.
It seems to me that an exception ought to be made for a place so incredibly hard to get to. Amazing photos.
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