JY can turn his hand to almost anything, woodwork, metalwork, mechanics, electronics... a great asset out here. I am learning a great deal of practical things working alongside him.
Out here it is important to look out for each other, because minor things can quickly degenerate in these cold conditions. JY is very vigilant on this point, from making sure I don't freeze solid in the seismic vault, to digging my skidoo out of soft snow.
In short, JY is the kind of guy you would want on any field expedition, and I am very happy to have him on mine.