Dr Jim Hasick’s Antarctic experience spans almost 30 years including four winters which is a rare achievement in itself. He first wintered at Macquarie Island in 1965 as a physicist and became the Station Leader at Mawson in 1992.

His thorough knowledge and commitment to Antarctic environmental conservation has been demonstrated by his efforts in instilling effective practices amongst his expeditioners and in his contribution to strategies for cleaning up refuse sites at Mawson.