A walk to Welch Island
View from the top
Welch Island is a very prominent fixture on the Mawson landscape. It’s about 6 km from station about 1.5 km long and 130 meters high. Although it seems a lot higher when you’re climbing up it.
Welch Island was discovered in February 1931 by the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Sir Douglas Mawson, who named it for B. F. Welch, Second Engineer on the Discovery.
When we were first allowed on to the ice most of the station took a stroll out to Welch Is. It’s a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday. The view from the top is amazing.