Hi everyone. I am currently enjoying my final three weeks in Canada for the next while. After working and training heavily in the UK for five weeks in early fall [autumn], I needed to return home and say my farewells and tie up the last of my loose ends. The -25C chill of the morning air as I awoke today filled me with excitement for my approaching adventure. I will be returning to the UK in a week to finalize the preparations of the Caterpillar D6N Track Type Tractors. From there, I will anxiously continue to count the passing days and impatiently await our departure.

[Spencer Smirl is one of the two Finning mechanics on the six-man Ice Team – find out more about him here]