Sue Harding from Castletownroche is about to set off on her journey to the Halley Research Station in the Antarctic where she will spend the next three months cooking meals for British researchers in extreme conditions. 

Having returned home from Australia in 2018 where she had spent the previous five years working as a chef, Sue was looking for a change.

After a number of months working at home in her family’s horse training business, she Googled ‘how to get a job in the Antarctic’ and low and behold, an advertisement for a chef position based in a research station in the Antarctic appeared. 

“I’ve always wanted to go to the Antarctic and then I had a read of this ad and I just applied for it,” explained Sue. 

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