All posts by Bren

A trip to Robbos

After work this week we took a quick trip out to Robbos hut.

/ 28 November 2020

Talking photos of birds for science

It’s an unusual season down here this year, and unfortunately many of our science friends are unable to be on station to continue working onsite on their studies. One long-running program is seabird monitoring – a series of mounted cameras...

/ 26 November 2020

Sleeping in a chip packet

After three years it’s time to renew Antarctic “Survival Training” – a 24 hour course designed to familiarise you with Antarctic cold weather gear, equipment, basic navigation, and of course head out into the field and look at some penguins....

/ 21 November 2020

Flying south for the season

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...

/ 13 November 2020

Hiking Mount Howitt in the Vic Alps

I've started writing up my hiking adventures with the help of my mates over at Snowys Outdoors, and I'd love you to read my first article on the Snowys Blog!

/ 3 November 2020

Off to Hobart

Despite bad weather delaying the start of the season, we’re now underway with pre-departure! On Sunday I left Melbourne and flew into Hobart. This season is very, very different compared to my other summers down south. Empty planes, hotel quarantine,...

/ 29 October 2020

I’ll be working at Casey, again!

With travel details formalised this week it’s time to (officially) announce I’ll be heading South for my third summer season in Antarctica. I’m proud to have such a unique opportunity to visit a part of the world which so few...

/ 10 October 2020

Farewell Macca

We’re all packed up and it is time to head home. Farewell Macquarie Island station, I hope you guys have an awesome winter season. The ship is now heading back to Australia, and should arrive on Wednesday.

/ 21 March 2020

Final day at Macca

Well it’s the final day here. Just need to finish off refuelling the station, do a final passenger retrieval, then we’re away. It’s been a busy but rewarding resupply week.

/ 21 March 2020

Cargo Ops complete

After a busy week of long days, cargo operations are now complete. Probably the most interesting lift I got to see was the station’s new Polaris vehicle, lifted off the deck by one of the squirrel helicopters. Thursday was a...

/ 20 March 2020