A field training instructor at Antarctica New Zealand's Scott Base has shared a video offering an insight into life on the frozen continent.

Matt Windsor says his job generally involves providing training for scientists and providing safety support for their projects in the field.

His video chronicles an early summer trip to Granite Harbour, in which his job was to choose a route across the ice and identify and measure the cracks.

But in his downtime there was some fun to be had: his Antarctic leisure activities include kite skiing and snowmobiling.

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Read his blog here.

Using a D6 bulldozer and a hagglund to haul cargo sleds across cracks and past large icebergs to set up a scuba diving camp at Granite Harbour. Photo / YouTube
Using a D6 bulldozer and a hagglund to haul cargo sleds across cracks and past large icebergs to set up a scuba diving camp at Granite Harbour. Photo / YouTube