Leg 1

Welcome to Marion Island, South Africa

Wind speed 15 m.s-1   |   Temp air : 5°C   |   Temp water : 16°C   |   Latitude : 46°52’34” S   |   Longitude : 37°51’32” E 7h, du matin, le Treshnikov est enfin ancré au nord-est de l’île de Marion à presque mi-chemin entre Le Cap et les […]

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On the way to Marion

Humidity: 85 %  |   Temp air : 18°C   |   Temp water : 19°C   |   Latitude 39° S  |   Longitude 29° E Notre fier brise-glace se plaît à fendre les vagues depuis bientôt trois jours dans l’océan indien à destination de l’archipel du Prince Édouard. Malgré sa […]

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David Hartzenberg, traveling incognito on the Treshnikov

The ACE organisers have prepared a poster with the pictures of all expedition participants. This proves very useful during the begining of the expedition where people are still finding out who is who. But one person is missing there… L’affiche qui réunit toutes les personnes présentes sur le Treshnikov est […]

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Mère nature nous envois une tempête pour Noël.

Photo-journal : First days at sea

[photogrid ids=”1231,1216,1215,1214,1213,1211,1210,1209″ captions=”yes” columns=”three” fullwidth=”no” ] David Walton, chief scientist, during a briefing about Marion Island. A white chinned Petrol. Somebody needed a nap… Security test! Who hasn’t caught his life jacket yet? Security test on the helideck. The Indian Ocean, as far as the eye can see. Frederik Paulsen, […]

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Goodbye Cape Town, Hello Antarctica!

The horn of the Akademik Treshnikov has given the signal of departure at 15 :10 today on the East Pier in the centre of Cape Town, raising applauses and a few tears amongst the crowd assembled to see her depart for a 3 months long journey around Antarctica. Les coups […]

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