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Life in the polar regions

Find out what it’s like to be a scientist or support team member living and working in the polar regions. Discover the excitement and challenges of life on a busy research station or working deep-field.

cooking on a sledge at Mars Oasis on Alexander Island, Antarctica

Food

Discover what we eat on base and in the wilderness

BAS field Assistant/Polar guide during a training excersize on Reptile Ridge close to the BAS Rothera Research Station

Clothing

Learn more about the evolution of polar clothing

A. D. Thomas, Medical Officer at Halley 5 Research Station examining an X-ray in the diagnosis of a foot injury.

Health

Understand why you must be fit and healthy to work in Antarctica