In December 2012 a 12-person team of scientists, engineers and camp managers will
make the long journey from the UK to live and work for approximately eight weeks
in this extreme environment. It’s a complex business to transport tonnes of highly
specialised equipment to the site.
Travelling to the end of the Earth is no easy feat. Add 60 tonnes of equipment and
an additional 55 tonnes of fuel supplies, and the operation takes on a whole a new
Designing and building a field camp capable of supporting the drilling project, and
all the logistical operations that support it, requires careful planning and meticulous
The journey south doesn’t end when the team and the equipment arrive at Union Glacier
in Antarctica. In fact, it will only just have started.