The annual Casey road building challenge
Every season at the start of summer the plant operators at Casey face the challenge of opening the wharf road to traffic. The wharf road only comes into existence after being carved into the deep recess of Thala Valley after the long winter. Casey station was re-established to the south and across from the old station and wharf in the 1980s and, while the position was more favourable, the challenge remains each season to excavate the road and establish the link before the annual resupply.
This season Glenn and Johan set to it with a bulldozer and excavator to carve out the road that follows the valley floor leaving ice walls up to eight metres high in places.