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travelingaustralian 05-11-2013 05:00 AM

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.

Click on picture to view movie

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murdock84 05-11-2013 07:10 AM

Nice photos from a place many will never see!

okiebandit1 05-11-2013 11:14 AM

Cool,sorry for the pun
 
Just curious, what weight of oil do you have to run in the atvs for those conditions?:ear

travelingaustralian 05-11-2013 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okiebandit1 (Post 21385511)
Just curious, what weight of oil do you have to run in the atvs for those conditions?:ear

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.

gumshoe4 05-11-2013 12:58 PM

Amazing photos and video. Thank you for sharing them...

jmcg 05-11-2013 03:12 PM

What an incredible place!

Thanks for the pics + vid.

Cheers,

JM.

Mattbastard 05-11-2013 08:13 PM

Yup, there's a good chance this is the only Ride Report from Antarctica.

novaboy 05-12-2013 07:41 AM

Very cool.........I mean cold.

Ack535 05-12-2013 08:23 AM

Thanks for sharing!

Aj Mick 05-12-2013 06:15 PM

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.

travelingaustralian 05-13-2013 12:04 AM

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.

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/...pse45976f3.jpg


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Tarka 05-13-2013 12:58 AM

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. :freaky

Bocephous 05-13-2013 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by travelingaustralian (Post 21395643)
Just putting it out there. Would you guys like to see more of the area I work in?

Yes.

47ohv 05-13-2013 05:36 AM

Great nite pictures
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bocephous (Post 21396317)
Yes.

Please, keep this coming. Would Love to be up there with you. Beautiful at nite!!! God is Wonderful!!!:clap

Lacedaemon 05-13-2013 10:38 AM

An Exception
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by travelingaustralian (Post 21395643)
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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