Training for Antarctica

Ablation Point, Alexander Island, Antarctic Peninsula

It’s now less than two months until we depart for Ablation Point, Alexander Island on the Antarctic Peninsula, and it’s important that you’re fit and healthy. I’ve been doing lots of exercise recently, and am trying to climb a mountain every weekend in preparation! Fortunately there are lots to choose from in Aberystwyth. You also need to pass stringent medicals and attend a training course set by the British Antarctic Survey to be allowed to go. I attended the Girton Conference in September 2010, and so am excused, but am reminded of it now, as several of my colleagues are attending. Continue reading