This week at Macquarie Island: 4 August 2017
Last week, Macca had an epic week of snowfall and it's captured here across 10 amazing photographs.
The big Macca snowfall: 24-27 July 2017
Over the last week Macquarie Island station turned into a winter wonderland!
With four days of continuous heavy snowfall, both the station isthmus and field huts were blanketed in deep snow, ranging from ankle to hip deep in places!
The large snowfalls were coupled with multiple days of sub–zero temperatures, causing a few days of water restrictions due to freezing of our station water pipes. In addition, our field operations were slightly curtailed due to the deep snow cover on the plateau.
Whilst there isn’t any official snow depth recording on Macca, some returning expeditioners believe this snowfall was one of the biggest in recent memory.
Most importantly, our wild week of snow made for some incredible photographs…