Tag Archives: traverse

Concordia on the horizon is like approaching another planet! Credits: IPEV/PNRA/ESA–D. Schmitt

Arriving at Concordia

Didier Schmitt is a member of the space Task Force at the European External Action Service. He is a regular opinion writer in major newspapers and magazines and has published a book on foresight. He will be contributing...

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

Traversing the Antarctic Mad Max style

Didier Schmitt is a member of the space Task Force at the European External Action Service. He is a regular opinion writer in major newspapers and magazines and has published a book on foresight. He will be contributing...

Beth driving the caterpillar Challenger tractor. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA–B. Healey

Part 6. The traverse

Seeing the sun after those four months of constant darkness was an instant energiser. I got a new understanding of its power and why it holds such an important place in many cultures across the world and...

First sign of Raid. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-F. van den Berg

Dots on the horizon

Taken from ESA-sponsored medical doctor Floris van den Berg’s personal blog: ‘I see the sea! First!’  – my sisters My family went to the North Sea for holidays almost every year. The second we got there, my sisters...

Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-B. Healey
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Happy Christmas from the Traverse

ESA-sponsored medical doctor Beth Healey is returning to Concordia over land, a 1300-km trek lasting 10 days… Update 2: We have made it back to Concordia, arriving on the evening of the second. We enjoyed a warm welcome...

Beth Healey enjoying the Sun on the coast. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-B. Healey

Preparing for the traverse

ESA-sponsored medical doctor Beth Healey has just left Concordia research station after a year, only to start preparing to return!  I climbed into the small Twin Otter plane, and watched Concordia fade into the distance as we gained...