This New Zealander began his polar career at Scott Base in the Ross Sea sector of Antarctica in 2002. He was a Field Training Instructor. For Quark, he handles logistics, making sure our guests get from here to there safely. As an Expedition Team member aboard Khelbnikov in 2010, he will be exploring the Arctic for the first time.
What skills do you call on for the job?
"I drive boats, climb mountains, handle helicopter operations. And, I bring common sense!"
What keeps you coming back season after season?
"In Antarctica - its the interesting guests, the phenomenonal staff and the amazing serenity and beauty!"
If you could time travel, what historic expedition would you like to join and why?
"Shackleton's Endurance Expedition - because I admire him immensely for his quality and style of leadership, as well as the inspirational challenges that the expedition faced with limited odds of a positive outcome."
Aaron's advice for Polar Travelers
"Travel with an elevated send of adventure, as the polar regions cannot be planned for like other trips. Expect things to change significantly given weather and ice conditions. Savor every moment you get out of our polar journey as each trip is special in its own unique way."
Aaron wants you to know
"I love the mountains and the ocean. To me, both represent the epitome of wilderness on our planet. I spend a vast amount of time guiding in the high mountain ranges of the world. I really enjoy sharing these experiences with others over a glass of wine at the dinner table, while cruising ocean waves."