Ep 106: From exploring Antarctica to "Hygge" Danish Life - with Polar Explorer Guisella Gacitúa and YvG5O
February 26, 2019
When Guisella entered our Radio Station, she truly intrigued me as I was automatically taken aback by her tiny body frame (I was probably subconsciously expecting female Kurt Russel look-alike as most of my knowledge about Antarctica comes from John Carpenter’s classic “The Thing” ;)). I guess there is a lot I don’t know about Polar Explorers - especially the female ones - and If you’re level of knowledge is close to mine, join me and Marta for this great interview with Guisella Gacitua - polar researcher and explorer.
In This Episode We Discussed:
Why Guisella wanted to be a boy when she was a kid?
From Electronic Engineer to Polar Researcher: How did Guisella reinvented her professional career and became scientist and explorer?
What extreme places in your career has Guisella explored?
If she would have to use 3 words to describe Antarctica what would they be?
Love, hate or...? Looking back, what are her memories from those times and does she miss it?
What is the hardest physically in exploring Antarctica?
What is the hardest mentally and emotionally in exploring Antarctica?
What basic skills are needed to survive in Antarctica?
And many more!
What's Special About Guisella?
Guisella about Guisella: I am a 38 years old woman. I grew up surrounded by the temperate rain-forest of the south of Chile. I am an engineer and a PhD in geosciences. My profession has been research of the cold regions, particularly as a geophysicist of glaciers and ice. I am inspired by the wild nature of our world and I very much miss to experience it from time to time...
How To Find Guisella?
DANWISE: BRIDGING THE GENDER GAP Website
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