Injured Antarctic expeditioner returns to Australia

The Airbus A319 at the Wilkins Runway (Photo: Thomas Delfatti)
The Airbus A319 at the Wilkins Runway (Photo: Thomas Delfatti)

A female expeditioner injured in Antarctica last weekend has been flown back to Hobart today.

The 21 year old New Zealand scientist was working with a group of researchers in the Prince Charles Mountains, 770 kilometres inland of Davis station, when she slipped on a snow slope.

The woman received multiple injuries, including deep lacerations and bruising. She was air lifted to Australia’s Davis station and then onto Casey station for medical treatment.

Early this morning the Antarctic Division’s Airbus A319 flew to Wilkins Runway, near Casey station, to retrieve the expeditioner.

The woman was flown to Hobart and has now been transferred to hospital where she is in a stable condition.