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Unloading a container from a sled after arrival of the Traverse at Dome C.
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Arrival of a Challenger vehicle modified for polar conditions.
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Arrival of the sled trains, well lined up on the track. A small wall of snow is build on the downwind side to make the track easier to find. The first Challenger pulls the second one with a thick rope, going exactly the same speed.
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Sled trains turning around in the 'parking lot' of the Dome C summer camp.
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Heavy duty tractor pulling fuel tanks.
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Doing a human chain to transfer frozen food package just arrived on the traverse into storage containers.
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Caterpillar tractor parked below Concordia. Although there's never any dark period during the summer campaigns when the Traverses occur, the powerful searchlights are necessary in whiteout conditions.
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Land traverse vehicles parked before the summer camp.
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Train of sleds arriving at Concordia after 1100km of traverse from the coast of Antarctica.
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Vehicles on the last leg of their long journey before reaching Dome C. They are partly hidden by the wall of snow built on the side of the track. The two 'energy' and 'living' modules can be seen towards the end.
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Containers of equipment arriving at Dome C.
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Snowmachine on the high antarctic plateau.
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The land Traverse after its arrival in Concordia: the Challengers with the 'living' and 'energy' modules are parked on the left, while the newly delivered trailers and containers are in the center of the plaza.
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