The season is now underway! On Wednesday we had an early start and departed Hobart airport at 07:00. The flight to Wilkins Runway, Antartica feels rather short, being only 4.5 hours in the air.

We arrived at Wilkins blue ice runway in perfect conditions. With a quick swap from the plane to the hagglunds (snow-tracked vehicles) we were on our way again, heading down the hill to Casey station.

Things got underway pretty quickly, getting straight down to work and setting up equipment for the season.

This weekend, I’m off station to complete Antarctic “survival training”, which involves camping out in the snow overnight. I’m looking forward to it!

Posted by Bren

Antarctic expeditioner and avid hiker.