Over the weekend four of us decided to head off station and do some walking around the David Ranges. Based out of Fang hut, the plan was to follow the ridge line to Mt Elliot and also explore some of the wind scours on the other side of the ranges from the hut. Unfortunately the weather changed our plans.
Rather uniquely for Mawson, we had no wind but plenty of snow fall. Beautiful, fat snowflakes started falling just as we drove around the base of Fang, up towards the hut. For the three days we were there, the snow kept falling blanketing the slopes and hut in soft powder. We explored the ridges and wind scours around the hut and played in the snow during the brief breaks of sunshine. But a good portion of our time was spent inside the hut, reading, relaxing and playing board games.
It was a lovely weekend and a chance to enjoy snowfall that’s not often encountered at Mawson.