Dr. Helena Baird, Steve Whiteside, and myself, Clint Berry, left on the 3 December to head out on our trusty Honda quads. With our fearless field training officer (FTO) Anthea Fisher leading the way, we travelled outside of station boundaries on a 47 km round trip.
Our group learned many different skills: pulling out a stuck quad, driving over blue ice, walking up an icy slope, self arresting, navigation (where you have to add 100 degrees for the variation), amongst other techniques. The two days out in the field were split up with a night at Robbos Hut, a little piece of luxury out in the cold Antarctic landscape where the curried sausages, fish pie, and a cup of tea were delicious.
The quads didn’t miss a beat and I wish I could have stayed out there for another couple of days. Good times with good people! This was a great trip and one that I will never forget.