She was the youngest and just the second female expedition leader to Davis Station.

Antarctica: pristine, scenic and beautiful. That's summer. Now, imagine living with your team in that place through  winter:  months of darkness, the temperature hovering around -35˚C (-31˚F), and there’s no way in or out… 

Every little thing can become an issue in this pressure-cooker environment. In fact a $20M science program was nearly stopped over whether the bacon should be soft or crispy!

With great humour, insight and humility Rachael now brings the lessons she learned about leadership and teamwork in this toughest place to organisations and associations everywhere.