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Friday, 23 September 2016 17:31

Training for Antarctica at INACH

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Yesterday we had pre-departure training at INACH ready for our flight to King George Island (Isla Rei Jorge), Antarctica.  We had a medical briefing and then a practical session where I got tied up (see photographs).  

We were practising imobolising people in case of accidents in the field, I was the victim for the hurt in a traffic accident and had to be immbolised in a chair and then put on a stretcher.  I was lucky, the other victims were held upside down on the stretcher just to check they were secure!

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We have also been exploring the docks of Punta Arenas. In the photographs you can see the Chilean icebreaker waiting to sail south.  

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There is a beautiul clock near the port and it is interesting to see where so many Antarctica explorers have departed from in the past, e.g. Shackelton, Scott and Amundsen.  

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We also went past the INACH lab which has an interesting mural of the icebreaker on its side wall.

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Our plane was delayed, but hopefully we will be leaving Punta Arenas tomorrow.

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