All together on the Antarctic Peninsula

Published on 14.01.2012 - British Services Antarctic Expedition 2012

The base camp of the expedition

The base camp of the expedition

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After some wanderings about, Red, Green and Blue teams are now reunited on the shore of the Antarctic Peninsula. Ready for the next phase of the expedition. For the ones who would like to continue to follow this expedition, we invite them to go on the BSAE 2012 expedition website.

 

The place chosen is Square Bay on the Fallieres Coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. They have all worked hard to bring all the three groups together on the spot and to unload from the yacht Australis the 9 tonnes of expedition equipment rations and fuel.

Excerpts (12 January) : "... We have found a good spot on a small glacier for our base camp and each of the teams has now settled into what will be our home for the next few weeks.  It is an amazing spot with a whole colony of Arctic Terns nesting on the slopes above us.  They are beautiful, if somewhat noisy, neighbours.  Our view down to the bay and across to the mountains on Centre Island out in the bay is remarkable, with ice and small bergs flowing down with the tide and crowding the bay with their white irregular shapes. "

"It is a great feeling to have us altogether and the expedition will now transition into its next phase.  Red and Green teams are preparing to reconnoitre a route up onto the Southern end of the Avery Plateau, and Blue team are starting to prepare their equipment in order to cross the plateau and complete some elements of the expedition’s scientific programme. Over the next few weeks we will launch Blue team across the Avery Plateau and Red and Green teams will begin attempts on a number of unclimbed mountains in the vicinity."

For the ones who would like to continue to follow this expedition, we invite them to go on the BSAE 2012 expedition website.

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