Planning a season of Antarctic operations is not for the faint of heart.

Operations Manager Robb Clifton describes it as a cross between a game of chess and a Rubik’s cube.

“In an average year, we run 80 to 90 projects in Antarctica or the subantarctic, and around 500 to 600 people will travel south over that summer period,” he said.

A strategic and flexible approach helps to overcome unique obstacles such as the extremes of Antarctic weather, ice conditions, distance and isolation.

“For us it’s about having a bag of tricks that we can roll out as things change or don’t work out quite how we would like them to.”

Find out more about Antarctic operations in the video below.