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Life on the River Cam - at no more than four miles per hour!

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Seals, Ice and Videotape - an Antarctic vlog

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Thirteen pairs of gloves!

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Back row l-r:
Bear-paw mittens (for skidoo riding)
Insulated leather work gloves
Insulated waterproof gloves
Heavy mittens
Front row:
Waterproof gloves
Fleece gloves
Thin gloves
Rigger gloves
9th Aug 2005, 13:21   comments (0)

Ski goggles

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9th Aug 2005, 13:12   comments (1)

Antarctic clothing issue

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Two big bags full of stuff. Mmm... stuff!
9th Aug 2005, 13:06   comments (0)

Comrade Workers of the World, Unite!

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I look like one of those Soviet-era propaganda posters...
5th Aug 2005, 18:58   comments (0)

Watching with interest!

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We got split into two teams for this exercise: one team took the antenna
down off the pylon, and the other team put it back up again. Here's the
de-rigging team watching the others at work. The little red tractor is
known as Tammy by the staff at Western Power!
5th Aug 2005, 18:56   comments (0)

Climbing the pylon...

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Don't try this at home, kids: this pylon is at a training centre and the
lines aren't live. Otherwise you'll be burned toast...
5th Aug 2005, 18:53   comments (0)

Rigging a mobile phone antenna

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Note the Antarctic grade orange safety helmets with thermal liners and
ear flaps! The orange overalls are Antarctic issue, too.
5th Aug 2005, 18:51   comments (0)

Mast and Tower climbing training, Taunton

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Mike the instructor says that this is only a small pylon...
5th Aug 2005, 18:20   comments (0)