Tag Archives: summer

Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-F. van den Berg

Sleepless in the South

ESA-sponsored medical doctor Floris van den Berg recounts his first first weeks in Concordia, from his personal blog: Breakfast with 57 people, a little static spark almost every time I touch a doorknob, Ski-doo training, being out...

Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-B. Healey

Summer at –30°C

ESA-sponsored medical doctor Beth Healey recounts her summer in Antarctica getting ready for four months of experiments and isolation in Concordia: First impressions: As we flew away from the coast and deep onto the icy plateau of...

Summer camp. Credits: IPEV/PNRA/ESA-A. Golemis

Storm before the calm – last week befor...

This week sees the last Summer scientists leave Concordia research base. The hubbub of activity during Antarctica’s more friendly months when temperatures generally stay above -20°C and the Sun shines brightly is coming to an end. Over...

Towards the end…

I am writing this post at the beginning of November, a few days before my departure from Concordia station on my way back to Greece. The last few days have been extremely busy with preparations for my departure but also full of mixed feelings because of this. A fantastic experience that lasted almost a year is about to come to its end, but on the other hand, I am about to return to my beautiful country and see my family and friends again, which is really a relieving thought and something I have been dreaming of for months! These mixed feelings are one of the most prominent features of the Concordia adventure....