Field logistics & outdoor skills

POLAR and MOUNTAIN SKILLS

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Fred's IPGA guide profile
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Fred has extensive experience in the polar environment, totalling 20 seasons including 2 year long overwinters expeditions in the Antarctic and four seasons in the Arctic. She also guided groups at altitude on Kilimandjaro,  is a rock climber. She regularly works as a guide and/or complement her camera activities with her experience and is a certified guide and current member of both the IPGA ( International Polar Guides Association) and  PTGA (Polar Tourism Guide Association)  

 

2021        Wilderness First Aid Recertification (also done 2017/14)

2019        IPGA and PTGA polar guide certifications    

2017        Glacier travel / crevasse rescue and mountaineering skills recertification

2007        Skidoo driver training + Glacier travel and crevasse rescue

2004        Antarctic Field Survival and Search and Rescue Training (also completed 2001-3, 2006, 2010, 2011)

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UNDERWATER

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Fred is an experienced diver with over 300 logged hours underwater, she trained as a scientific divers on the Great Barrier Reef and became a dive master. She used her skills to film and photograph the underwater world in various places including Ningaloo Reef and the Solomon Islands. She currently is a registered diver with IMAS (University of Tasmania)

2020        DAN 02 Oxygen Rescue recertification

2000        Padi Divemaster SCUBA

1998        Padi Openwater  SCUBA,

1998        CMAS 2 star French diving Certificate (equiv. Divemaster)

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BOATING SKILLS

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Fred has acquires extensive experience in commercial sailing and watercraft operations, especially in polar water. She participated on countless Antarctic station resupplies driving jet barges and other motor watercraft, was the mate on Expedition yacht Blizzard, is a passenger zodiac driver on expedition cruise ships and was the owner operator of her own 12 m yacht. (chartered to the BBC) Seeing the bigger picture, she also worked as a voyage manager onboard the Australian Icebreaker Aurora Australis, and participated in XXX polar voyages. 

2015        STCW Security Awareness Endorsement

2011        STCW 95 Certificate of Safety Training (COST refresher in 2016)

2010        Marine Oil Spill Response Management Course

2009        CSIRO Voyage Managers Course 

2008        MED 3 Marine engine driver 

2007        Master 5 commercial  skipper , vessels up to 24 m

1997        Radio operator’s certificate of Proficiency and speed boat license

 

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2020        Work with vulnerable people license

2018        Tasmanian Firearms licence

2017        Aeronautical Radio Operator’s certificate

2013        Dangerous Good Course

2014        High Risk work license: Dogging

2011        Australian Quad Bike license

2009        High Risk work license: Forklift

2010        Helicopter Safety and Slinging Course for AGSO work (refreshed in 2013,                 15, 16)

2004        Advanced Fire fighting  (Breathing Apparatus refreshed 2010,2016) 

2004        Confined space entry

   

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