Chilling with skills

SkillsOne ventures down to the Australian Antartic Division in Hobart, talking to the tradies who travel to the coldest continent on the planet for work: Antarctica. One tradie, Peter McCabe, talks about the close-knit community where one day a carpenter would could be a carpenter, the next as part of a search and rescue, and the next day as a guide showing the local penguin population.

Well-rounded people of all trades are needed to keep the research station in Antarctica running from mechanics, plumbers, miners, electricians. Just what does it take to survive in the coldest continent on earth? Tradies talk about the experience of working in a place unlike any other in the world.

VJ John Young