You can contact LEARNZ, part of CORE Education, at:
PO Box 13 678,
Logistics Coordinator for Antarctica New Zealand.
I kit out all personnel heading south to Antarctica. I make sure they have all their ECW (Extreme Cold Weather Clothing) and that they understand the clothing and layering.
Before I started working for AntNZ I had a mixed background of Outdoor Education and guiding, working for DOC and a little bit of ski patrolling.
Meeting all the cool people before they head to the ice.
I will be kitting out a science team that are heading out onto the Ross Ice Shelf for a month.
This time of the year we usually have three flights a week heading south. These flights carry passengers and science cargo. We have just come through some massive delays, where we couldn’t fly south for 8 days because of the weather on the ice. We still made it work, a few people got bumped and had to change their schedules to suit. “Hurry up and wait” is a very common saying in Antarctic logistics.
Outdoor Education, plus various work related qualifications.
Skiing, Flux (my dog)! Going on big tramps and cheese!
Amanda is the logistics coordinator for Antarctica New Zealand. Image: LEARNZ.