Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Great my last courses finished, they were a Reverse Osmosis course and a Water Treatment course. The Reverse Osmosis machine pictured above takes drinking water out of salt water(sea water). And the Water Treatment Plant is so that the waste water returned to the sea is clean. My departure date is still not set in stone so I am waiting to here when I'm going ,I know its around the 23rd 25th November. I said goodbye to my mum the other day and that will be the last I see of her till 2008 that made it feel more imminent
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Following the Medical training we went to Derbyshire for some of our field training which involved using all the equipment that we will be using in Antarctica like a Pyramid tent and the cooking stove, which are still the same as Captain Scott used on his ill fated expedition to the South Pole. Every day we spent learning climbing techniques from abseiling to jumaring back up a rope, Z-pulleys which are used to rescue some one from a crevasse( see more of my photos opposite). What a great laugh we had. I can't wait till I will be climbing in crevasses like in the pic above.