Aryanha Eriksen has been working in the field of engineering for several years.
But her work in Antarctica has taken her to a place she’s never been before.
The 30-year-old from Norway is currently working as an icebreaker for a private company that works on icebreakers in Antarctica.
“We don’t have ice, but there is a large sea,” Eriks, who lives in the U.K., told ABC News.
“In order to get there we have to make our way through a few big icebreakers that have gone over to the South Pole, which is a huge logistical challenge.”
Eriks said she’s “been getting very good at navigating the ice.”
Emsen is currently aboard a Norwegian vessel called the Arkeland.
She is one of five women on board, along with two men.
They have been working on the Arkeland for about six months.
The crew has been on a three-month training course, where they learn how to navigate the ice, how to operate the ship, and learn about the weather.
“The sea is a big thing, and you have to know how to get to the ice,” Emson said.
Erikson and her crew are not the only ones on the ship that are not used to working on ice.
“It is very cold and very hot in Antarctica,” Eresen said.
“Sometimes you get very little sun.
There are very little clouds.
And it is very hot there, especially in the winter time.
The heat makes you sweat a lot.”
Eresens crew also experienced their first sea-ice storm this summer.
The Arkelands crew had to make a hard decision to stay on the ice or go on the water.
The ice is very slippery and difficult to climb.
“At times it is difficult to get the crew on the boat, because the ice is really slippery,” Ersen said, adding that there is “no place for the crew to go.”
The crew was able to climb up to a few feet in the air, and they landed safely.
But the weather has been tough, Eresensen said.
The sea ice in the area has reached 40 to 50 centimeters deep, which means they can’t use the ship’s power lines.
The team has also been stranded for months at sea, Eriks added.
Eresner said the crew has tried to find a way to get back to their home country, Norway, and to find new work, but they have yet to find work in the United Kingdom.
Ersens work has been an opportunity for Eriks to spend time with her family, but she also wants to stay active.
“I love going out,” Eysen said of the experience.
“When I’m in Antarctica I can see all the people.
It’s very nice.
But sometimes I think, ‘I wish I could go home and spend time in my own country.’
It’s a little bit sad.
I love my work.”