Re: Finding work in Antarctica
Actually, as long as you're fit and well, BAS should have no problem with your age - you'll just have a few extra checks in the medical which everyone gets before going South.
Although most people on the BAS bases tend to be in their 20s and 30s, there have certainly been recent winterers who have been approaching 50, and summer-only staff significantly older than that. In fact older people on base often supply a much-needed calming influence to any hot-headed youngsters...
Not that 40 is particularly old though!!!
As Paul has already said, try the BAS website, their Personnel team are very helpful and should give you some pointers if you're keen to go.
Best of luck, Sue
(Doc at South Georgia 2002-2003 & RRS Ernest Shackleton 2003-2004, Project Assistant at Port Lockroy 2004-2005)