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Midwinter, gone with the wind

13 Jul 2012, 12:51 UTC
Midwinter, gone with the wind
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Alex writes: Midwinter came and went, like a dream. You can't holiday from the Antarctic winter - we are locked in here for 9 months, alone as a crew of just 13. You soon get used to your surroundings and everything … Continue reading →

Credits: A. Kumar
Alex writes: Midwinter came and went, like a dream. You can't holiday from the Antarctic winter - we are locked in here for 9 months, alone as a crew of just 13. You soon get used to your surroundings and everything becomes very monotonous.
We all wanted to break the 'Great White Silence' that is the winter around us and chose to go on a holiday of sorts. During midwinter week, we created various sets using decorations, music, props and costumes that the crew spent a great of time preparing.
Midwinter fountain. Credits: A. Kumar
We used any spare materials from around the base. We cannot go out to the shops or shop on internet, instead we have to make everything out of what we have. Along with the costumes, the crew constructed two different fountains, and the technical team even rigged the melt water tank outside with a pressurised air supply.

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