I thought I’d update this page, don’t know why exactly but things do change..
I’m out in Antarctica as a Comms Supervisor – So why did I deserve this? Don’t know, there’s no way I’m the best comms guy in the world but what I think has made the difference for my selection has been the many random jobs I’ve done in the past. We tend to not just ‘do’ our normal roles out here, we muck in where required, have shown past expedition experience and hopefully we can BS our way through most life experiences along with the extensive interview process….
So, past history for me, I’m guessing a lot of relevance is having spent a number of years in outdoor recreation / education in a number of disciplines, a few photos below to demonstrate this:
Africa – Raleigh International Expedition – Zimbabwe 94b – 1994
PGL – 1995 – Instructor
L’Ardeche – South of France – 1996 – Instructor
L’Ardeche – South of France 1997 – Village Manager
Raleigh International – Chile 97h – 1997 – Adventure Project Manager
Raleigh International – Chile 98a – 1998 – Deputy Expedition Leader
L’Ardeche – South of France 1998 – River Manager
Raleigh International – Brunei 98i – 1998 – Adventure Project Manager
Scotland – Climbing Week – Tower Ridge – 1999
San Diego – Pilots license – 2000
I’ve read a couple of blogs by other comms techs about their experiences with the AAD and feel it would help to add my record of experiences to the list.