This week at Casey

  • Two expeditioners being taught to use a fire hose

    5 December 2014 Single page view

    Casey's new crew prepares for the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Two Adelie penguins bump chests in the air, whilst a scared onlooker flees to safety

    28 November 2014 Single page view

    Casey's wharf road is completed, Shirley Island's waddling residents return, new arrivals complete survival training and we prepare for the first flight to Wilkins.

  • The Kenny's hut emergency shelter well snowed in, on an overcast day

    21 November 2014 Single page view

    Stocking the huts for summer, a road is forged, the frozen spring explained and passing through McMurdo from Casey this week.

  • A view over Newcomb bay at Casey station, viewed from the back of the power house

    14 November 2014 Single page view

    The weather has finally cleared enough at Casey for planes to fly in equipment and expeditioners for the summer season. A mysterious anomaly is spotted in the aurora-filled skies and the power house gets a spring clean.

  • The Basler making a first pass over the Casey skiway before turning to land 1 Nov 2014

    7 November 2014 Single page view

    Finally the planes arrive and Casey changes from winter to summer mode.

  • Pete Hargreaves with Robbos hut in the background

    31 October 2014 Single page view

    Pete, a repeat expeditioner, explores the joy of 'jollies' at Casey station. Plus, Chef Eddie gets his just desserts.

  • Mast on the ground after blizzard at Casey 19th Sept 2014

    24 October 2014 Single page view

    The Casey skiway is ready for action, repairs to antenna, a trip to Browning Peninsula, and a birthday celebrated at Casey this week

  • Blizzard-created snow patterns on vehicle wheels at the Casey skiway

    17 October 2014 Single page view

    The Casey skiway is almost ready, the first penguin arrives, bird cameras are serviced, and an interesting ice effect at a frozen spring.

  • A Challenger tractor warms up with fog bellowing from the exhaust, on a cold morning in Antarctica

    10 October 2014 Single page view

    A rather epic trip to Law Dome and Stu's orange birthday, this week from Casey station.

  • Weddell seal at the Casey wharf, September 2014

    3 October 2014 Single page view

    Breathtaking scenery, the skiway is remade, expeditioners on quads ride out to the Mitchell, and September's weather is examined at Casey this week.

  • Weddell seal close up on the sea ice near Casey wharf September 2014

    26 September 2014 Single page view

    Storms, seals, Vikings, and darts feature at Casey this week.

  • Closeup photo of a blue iceberg extending into the blue sky, with cracks and marks evident - it almost looks like a large whale has frozen while breaching with its mouth open and pointed to the sky

    19 September 2014 Single page view

    At Casey station, hot chillies from hydroponics are harvested, expeditioners travel to Cape Poinsett, new sprinklers are installed, and a trip to Browning over the ice reveals some interesting sights.

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