Glacier glasses and snow goggles - check. Insulated freezer suit and balaclava - check, check. You need a lot of warm clothes and special equipment to survive in Antarctica. Last week I picked up my extra special Antarctic gear from the Australian Antarctic Division in Hobart. Of course I had to test it out! So I headed to the top of Mt Wellington for some cool breezes and a good view to the south.
After being delayed for about a week due to cracks in the ship's fuel tank, the Aurora Australis will finally set sail for Antarctica down the Derwent River tomorrow.