Concordia Station is an incredibly remote scientific station in Antarctica that is further from human civilization than the International Space Station. And it is COLD.
The station can not be reached or left nine months out of the year because during that time period it is too cold for vehicles to operate. The station houses 13 scientists, including Cyprien Verseux, a French glaciologist who's one of those stationed on the icy continent.
He's made it his personal mission to share the joys (and perils) of cooking when it's often -70 degrees Celsius.
You know, whenever stuff freezes COMING OUT OF THE PAN.
Even snacks are difficult to come by. I'm not sure exactly what this is supposed to be, but it appears to be some Nutella concoction that ends up looking like a terrifying jellyfish.
Nutellart, ou : même le goûter n'est pas évident à prendre sur le toit de #ConcordiaStation.— Cyprien Verseux (@CyprienVerseux) October 4, 2018
Crédits : @CPossnig et @CyprienVerseux. © #PNRA (@ItaliAntartide)/#IPEV/@esa#Antarctique #DC14 @NutellaFR pic.twitter.com/QB5xt1Avo5
Scrambled Eggs? Yeah, good luck with that.
And eating is pretty difficult when your utensils can be held up on their own.
Les températures sont remontées au-dessus des -70°C, mais il fait encore un peu frais pour manger dehors...— Cyprien Verseux (@CyprienVerseux) October 1, 2018
Crédits : Carmen Possnig et Cyprien Verseux, © @ESA / #PNRA / #IPEV #ConcordiaStation #Antarctique #DC14 @ItaliAntartide pic.twitter.com/Qe57XzDTV5
This doesn't look terribly appetizing...
Un petit déjeuner équilibré, sur le toit de #ConcordiaStation— Cyprien Verseux (@CyprienVerseux) October 2, 2018
Crédits : Cyprien Verseux et Carmen Possnig, © @ESA / #PNRA / #IPEV #ConcordiaStation #Antarctique #DC14 @ItaliAntartide pic.twitter.com/AvWiUBtGo4
Follow Cyprien on Twitter here. He just started tweeting these pics about a week ago, so let's hope he keeps the entertainment coming!