The injured Davis Station chef was successfully airlifted to Hobart by a LC-130 aircraft. The crew at the station rushed to build a temporary 3000m sea ice runway. After flying from McMurdo the aircraft remained at Davis overnight before continuing on to Hobart.
The string of bad news from the continent doesn’t stop. An Australian colleague at Davis Station came off a quad bike on a trip to Trajer Ridge. The man suffered a fractured pelvis and multiple fractures to both ankles. He is in a serious but stable condition and options of an evacuation are being investigated.
The Norwegian explorer from Troll Station arrived in Cape Town and received treatment at the local hospital.
Hopefully there won’t be any more of these posts. This is the time of the year when those of us who have been here all year turn into space cadets and zombies and the new people are full of too much energy. Definitely time to be extra, extra careful. Everyone out there please stay safe!