This week at Casey: 25 October 2019

The end of the year is here

Casey's community

This is our 52nd week on station and what an adventure it has been. Living in a unique and majestic location like Antarctica is not an opportunity that is had by many, and this winter 29 of us have come together, to live and to work, and to look after one another and in doing so formed a wonderful community.

There are many things you can say about the year, but it really comes down to the people and the experiences we have collectively shared. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank each and everyone one of you here at Casey for your part in making it such a great year and also to all of our friends and families for providing us the support whilst we have been away.

So thank you to the members of the 72nd Casey ANARE and all of the special people in our lives.

We also welcome the first expeditioners of the 19/20 Antarctic season.

Chris (Station Leader)

The 29 members of Casey winter team standing on snow covered Reeve's Hill
Casey's 18 - 19 Winter Team
(Photo: Juan Guerrero)
Casey's Fire Team standing in front of and on the Fire Hagg in their fire gear
Casey's Fire Team
(Photo: Jason Rennie)
Hydroponics Team (R - L Craig, David, Ben, Alan, Gavin, Scott, Marissa, Amy and Tanya) standing amongst the plants
Hydroponics Team (R - L Craig, David, Ben, Alan, Gavin, Scott, Marissa,…
(Photo: Jason Rennie)
Seven expeditioners skiing to wilkes with vehicles and water in the distant background
Skiing to Wilkes
(Photo: Jason Rennie)
Sea Ice Training (L-R Jason, Aaron, Ben and Garvan)
Sea Ice Training (L-R Jason, Aaron, Ben and Garvan)
(Photo: Jason Rennie)
Tea break on the walk to Browning's (L-R Garvan, Conrad, Aaron and Amy) sitting on the snow
Tea break on the walk to Browning's (L-R Garvan, Conrad, Aaron and…
(Photo: Amy Hobbs)
Traversing (L- R Aaron, Mitch, Andrew, Juan, Ben and Amy)
Traversing (L- R Aaron, Mitch, Andrew, Juan, Ben and Amy)
(Photo: Amy Hobbs)
Lay Surgical Team (L-R Amy, Garvan, Rhys and Aaron)
Lay Surgical Team (L-R Amy, Garvan, Rhys and Aaron)
(Photo: Amy Hobbs)
Sun setting behind group of expeditioners standing on the snow
Sunset at Wilkes(L-R Aaron, Scott, Leigh, Garvan, Jason and Conrad)
(Photo: Jordan Smith)
Newcomb Bay sea ice walk on a sunny day (L-R Amy, Scott, Matt, Jason and Gavin)
Newcomb Bay sea ice (L-R Amy, Scott, Matt, Jason and Gavin)
(Photo: Jordan Smith)