Since 2011, I have been spending November to April each year working for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. I work as a Zoological Field Assistant on the penguin and seal long-term monitoring programme. Before this, I spent 2.5 years on the sub-Antarctic island of Bird Island, South Georgia, in the South Atlantic.

This blog gives readers an insight into my day-to-day life in the Antarctic, from my first trip south in 2008 to the present day.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

The plan (and Frozen Planet)

So, for those of you who are wondering what the plan is, here it is...
I fly from the UK on 6th December, to South America, where I am then flown to the BAS research station Rothera, on the Antarctic peninsula. I get three days there, before joining one of the BAS ships, the James Clark Ross, to take me to Signy, the island in the South Orkney islands where I will be spending the summer (UK winter). Thats all for now, but there will be photos once I get going.

Oh, and make sure you are watching Frozen Planet... Much of the South Georgia stuff was filmed on Bird Island during my first summer there.