Remembrance Day in Antarctica

Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). This morning at Casey station we held a service in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed...

/ 11 November 2018

Arrived on station

Friday was a big day. We had a few delays to our departure and there was quite a bit of waiting around at Hobart airport, but in the afternoon we were airside and about 3pm we were in the back...

/ 4 November 2018

Getting ready to fly

This week I’ve been busy around head office with final preparations before I head off to Casey. We were scheduled to depart today Wednesday, but due to weather the flight has been postponed for now till Friday. Fingers crossed the...

/ 31 October 2018

The Antarctic Season Opening

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...

/ 25 October 2018

Would you like a postcard from Antarctica?

I’m getting ready to head south for the summer season again. Receiving mail down on station is such a great feeling, and so is having the opportunity to share my Antarctic experience with others around the world. When I received...

/ 18 October 2018

I’ll be working in Antarctica! Again!

With the contract signed this week it’s time to (officially) announce I’ll be heading South for my second season. I’m very excited to be getting such an amazing opportunity to visit a part of the world which so few people...

/ 5 October 2018

Tharwa to Thredbo hike

I’ve always wanted to solo hike the Australian Alps Walking Track, one of the country’s longest and remote hiking trails in the high country. During my summer season at Mawson station I had one of my hiking guide books with...

/ 25 April 2018

Home again, home again

On Sunday 14:00 the Aurora Australis berthed at Macquarie Wharf, Hobart, completing my 4 weeks at sea.

/ 5 March 2018

Final days

It’s been a long voyage, having been on the ship for almost 4 weeks now. We departed Mawson two weeks ago and our transit of the Southern Ocean via Davis has brought us such a long way: we’re 2,761 nautical...

/ 2 March 2018