Building the Princess Elisabeth Station
Client: International Polar FOundation
I have known Alain Hubert for many years now. When his International Polar Foundation asked me to be the official photographer during the construction phase of the Princess Elisabeth Station in Antarctica, I just said yes.
I spent several seasons in Antarctica, accompanying the construction team and doing my share of work as part of the team on top of taking pictures.
Although nobody was skying or mountaineering, this remains one the most extreme adventure I ever took part in. The team was working around the clock to get the building up before the return of the Antarctic winter.
I still vividly remember the moment when the main building was completed. The feeling of relief and accomplishment of every member of the team was quite palpable. We made it!