Sunday, September 30, 2007

new pictures

more pictures, but those of you who are on facebook have already seen them???

present day!


finally when the airforce decides to fly up here with loads of cargo we get bad weather. it has been snowing for 2 days now...and it doesn't look like it's going to stop.
the worst thing is that we probably have to use the snow blower on the air strip...
the good thing is that the conditions for skiing and snow scooter gets better. jippiiii

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

most of the time we have beautifull weather. the temperature is between 0 and -5 degrees celsius. the ice has started to settle in the fjord, but it will be weeks if not months before the ice is strong enough to carry us and the dogs. we are not even allowed to be on the ice until January!
the snow is still covering the surface.

yeasterday we set out new and higher markers on our runway. it was a bit difficult, since the old markers ( summer ) were frozen, so we had to tie the new ones on to them!

the day is going around by maintaining the station and the generators and relaxing and enjoying the freedom up here. this might be the last place on earth, where you can be in charge of everything...

Monday, September 24, 2007

water again...

today we found a new water pump. together with the 3 fittings which we broke, due to frost, everything was assembled today. it works perfect, so now there aren't any problems with getting water for our tower. meaning showers again...hehe

the temperature is around 0 degrees and we still have our 5 cm of snow.
maby something soon will come?

Friday, September 21, 2007

scooter season has started...

this evening i drove 30 km on the snowscooter...
there wasn't much snow, but it had to be done......weeeeeeeee
maby the skis aren't looking so good hehe

how is your autumn?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

mestersvig by air.

mestersvig by air


two days ago we found out that our water wagon had frozen. 3 couplings and the pump had been completely broken by ice. it was only -4 degrees!
he didn't have a spare one, so we called denmark. there was only two left in denmark, so they are flying one staight up to us. hopefully it will come here on Saturday... if not, things get a bit complicated around here!

yeasterday we got some snow. now everything is covered in a 5 cm layer of powder snow.
today we are expecting 6 visitors. one from our office and 5 environmentalist..

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


yeasterday we had visitors. a cruise ship with 45 passengers arrived. it had sailed from Svalbard. one of the guides was Karoline bælum, one of my friends from UNIS.
Per and I showed them around in Nyhavn and I walked with them to Mestersvig. here we showed them around in the tower, before they headed back to the ship and left for the inner parts of the fjord system.
we got a book about Antarctica and some belgium beer, and I was offered a job as a guide in Antarctica, when I'm done here...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

two men in the tower...

today the miners and the chopper left us. they went to constable Point, 180km south of here. but tomorrow stay start slinging equipment from here to the Point...
weather is nice and sunny, but it's getting colder...
maby they will stay here for some more days, we will find out soon enough!!!
on monday there will be a delegation from the deparment of envionment arriving. we don't know what they will be doing but they are leaving on wednesday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


today the chopper went on another ice recco. it was too much ice for the ship so it had to turn around. so now the miners and the chopper is waiting for the new and expensive plan...???

I closed down one of the buildings, meaning that all the water had to be drained out of the tanks and the pipes. some of it ended up on the floor...not so good hehe
then some anti-freeze was poured into it, preventing it from freezing

stay warm, we have beautiful weather

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

i know i know...

i know it has been a long time since i wrote something. no excuses!!!
the last weeks we have been doing a lot of work here at the station. we are almost ready preparing the station for the winter. it will be good to have some time off, taking and sorting pictures and making videoes.
yeasterday I walked a little trip around the stations with the dogs. very relaxing and good for the dogs and me.
we still have our 3 miners and 2 pilots from airlift here. they are waiting for a supply ship to bring, to take back loads of gear. today the had to make an ice reconaissance and i got to go with them... yeahhhhhhhh it's great

this morning i woke up to 3 cm of snow,which melted away during the day

have fun, I am...

Monday, September 10, 2007

new pictures

hi i placed some new pictures from mestersvig1