One of the winter station jobs is to place long canes at intervals along the tracks on the Plateau. The canes give a visual aid that you are on the right path as you drive around getting to Fang, Rumdoodle and Henderson Huts.
With low light there haven’t been many trips up to the Plateau over the last few months but now that the light in increasing Tony D the field training officer has taken up the challenge of finishing the cane lining process.
There are three mountain ranges behind the station, the Masson Range where Rumdoodle is located, Mount Henderson where Hendo hut is located and David Ranges where Fang Hut is positioned. Rumdoodle is located next to a small frozen lake on the edge of the glacier. Late at night you can hear the ice in the lake cracking as it moves. Fang is perched halfway up a hill, there is a perfect view from the window opposite the bunks. Hendo is a little more exposed but the view across the Plateau is worth the freezing wind that blows off it.
The main driving routes run from the station to these huts but there are also tracks that extend to Horden Gap and up in to central and South Masson Range.