Polar power
4x4|March 2017
Polar power

This month our columnist recalls a trip made by her ‘other half’. Jealous? You had better believe it!

Every so often I regale you with stories of my travels and the interesting 4x4s I meet. This month is a little different as I feature a little trip made by my extremely fortunate other half.

He works for the UN and was recently invited to visit Antarctica to make a film about a new Polar Code for international shipping. Before he went, I, green with envy, said: “Keep an eye out for any 4x4s etc that would catch my eye.”

As a guest of the Chilean Navy, he stayed at the Eduardo Frei base, run by the Chilean Navy on Fildes Bay, King George Island, part of the South Shetland Islands. The base is home to the maritime search and rescue sub-centre for the region, manned 24/7 by the Chilean Navy. The island is also home to Uruguayan, Chinese and Russian naval bases; all operating a range of excellent all-terrain kit.


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March 2017