This week at Casey

  • Casey expeditioner with ice on goggles

    18 September 2009

    One thing you don't hear much about until you get to Casey is the blizz tails and digging snow. However, the few stories cannot prepare you for the true glory of the balloon shed blizz tail an unsuspecting met person …

  • Antarctic circle sign

    25 September 2009

    Law Dome Traverse  With the end of winter approaching fast and new summerers only weeks away, it was time for our second traverse of the year. The A-team of Kheyan, Troy, Lisa, Clive, Nic and Liam headed out last week …

  • Traverse train on ice

    2 October 2009

    Cape Poinsett Traverse It was during the early hours of the morning of the 15th August when a dedicated crew consisting of Tim, Barry, Allen, Anthony & Kheyan left Casey station headed eastwards to Cape Poinset, which is some 130 …

  • Casey wharf during resupply

    4 September 2009

    Changes around station from winter to summer. The wharf was just dirt in summer and now is covered in a layer of snow and the boat ramp is trapped by the sea ice. Wharf during resupply Photo: Nick Wharf middle …

  • Casey expeditioner maintaining vehicles

    28 August 2009

    Wilkins in winter Throughout the winter there have been multiple trips up to Casey's international airport, Wilkins, to conduct maintenance and move equipment back and forth to sunny Casey. This can be a tricky task for our Diesos as there …

  • Rooster tails of snow near the casey station Red Shed

    31 July 2009

    Mawson has its mountains and Davis the Vestfold Hills, but Casey is possibly better known for its weather. Now it cannot be denied that during the winter this frequently means grey, overcast, dull, boring, not much to see weather, or …

  • Casey station Expeditioners ready for the 2009 Southern Poker Tournament

    7 August 2009

    So Vegas it ain't Photo: Vicki H. Friday night saw a mixed bunch gathered around a table dressed in disguises and keen to be the first champ of the Casey 2009 Southern Poker Tournament. A total of eight contestants …

  • Midafternoon views of the sun through the red shed windows at Casey.

    14 August 2009

    The sun returns! Finally the dark, overcast, and blizz filled months of June and July are over and things are beginning to look up at Casey. The sun is getting higher and higher every day and has now reached a …

  • Vehicles and expeditioners at remote automatic weather station

    9 October 2009

    Law Dome lightning visit Last week a second trip up to Law Dome was needed to tweak some of the electronics on the AWS (automatic weather station). One vehicle with Anthony, Kheyan and Clive completed the 16-hour day trip. Tray …

  • Weddell seal pup

    16 October 2009

    First spring babies arrive, skiway preparation begins and fuel depots are set up for air ops refueling.

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