March 2-7, 1912: Filchner driven away from land, away from Vahsel Bay

–from an abbreviated report by Wilhelm Filchner, on the results of his Antarctic expedition– “By March 2, however, Captain Vahsel considered the position of the ship dangerous and he favored taking her as soon as possible to the open sea.  Director Filchner finally decided to return north to winter in South Georgia and attempt another… More March 2-7, 1912: Filchner driven away from land, away from Vahsel Bay

February 18, 1912: Filchner’s landing place drifts out to sea

[The landing on the flat surface of an apparently stable iceberg had begun on February 8.] –from an abbreviated report by Wilhelm Filchner, on the results of his Antarctic expedition– “The work was delayed, however, by repeated storms; and on Feb. 18 the iceberg broke loose and began to drift.  The task of saving the… More February 18, 1912: Filchner’s landing place drifts out to sea

February 5-13, 1912: Filchner’s landing at Vahsel Bay

–from an abbreviated report by Wilhelm Filchner, on the results of his Antarctic expedition– “On Feb. 5, the ship [Deutschland] again arrived at Vahsel Bay.  The erection of the winter station at once demanded all our attention.  It was decided to place the camp on the flat surface of an iceberg attached to the ice… More February 5-13, 1912: Filchner’s landing at Vahsel Bay

January 31, 1912: Filchner’s Farthest South at Vahsel Bay

[Vahsel Bay is at the Southern extremity of the Weddell Sea, on the opposite side of the Antarctic continent from the Ross Sea and Cape Evans] –from an abbreviated report by Wilhelm Filchner, on the results of his Antarctic expedition– “Landing on the ice wall, which was twenty to thirty meters high, seemed difficult if… More January 31, 1912: Filchner’s Farthest South at Vahsel Bay