On Tuesday evening, expeditioners were welcomed by the City of Hobart at a civic reception at the Hadley’s Orient Hotel. This is a slightly formal occasion with the Premier of Tasmania, the Mayor of Hobart, designated Station Leaders, and other dignitaries present to declare the opening of the upcoming Antarctic summer season.

It’s a good opportunity to formalise the commencement of the season, but also a chance to catch up with returning expeditioners who I’ve not bumped into at the Division during pre-departure this week.

Posted by Bren

Antarctic expeditioner and avid hiker.