24 Mar 2021

Hitchhiking to the Antarctic

From Nights, 7:10 pm on 24 March 2021

In 1970 the US Antarctic Research Programme needed a woman to assist a US scientist scheduled to work on the ice cap.  They called on the NZ Alpine Club for suggestions. Julia Millen was working at the Canterbury University Library having recently returned from a three-month hitchhiking trip to Chile with the NZ Patagonian Expedition.  Julia tells the story of her Antarctic adventure in a new memoir Fair Weather Hitchhiker.

Fair Weather Hitchhiker by Julia Millen cover

Photo: The Cuba Press