This week at Mawson: 15 November 2019

The summer team arrives on station.

Summer arrivals at Mawson

A very busy week at Mawson with the summer season officially commenced following the arrival of 18 new expeditioners. 

Using two airframes and logistic support from Davis station, the 18 expeditioners and two tonnes of cargo were safely transferred to Mawson in one day!

The planes landed on sea ice in Kista Strait, about 500-metres from station on an (unusually) sunny Mawson day...perhaps our run of 50 winter blizzards has finally come to an end(?).

We look forward to bringing you more news from the summer team in the coming weeks... 

- 72nd Mawson ANARE 

A DHC-6 Twin Otter prepares to land at Mawson Station.
A DHC-6 Twin Otter prepares to land at Mawson Station.
(Photo: G. Wallace)
Mawson Kista Straight ski landing area with Hagglunds and Twin Otter.
Mawson Kista Straight ski landing area with Hagglunds and Twin Otter.
(Photo: G.Wallace)
Twin Otter refuelling on sea ice at Mawson Station.
Twin Otter refuelling on sea ice at Mawson Station.
(Photo: G. Wallace)
Happy Birthday to Mawson Winter Station Mechanical Supervisor Tommy Dacy!
Happy Birthday to Mawson Winter Station Mechanical Supervisor Tommy 'Dieso' Dacy!
(Photo: J. Wallace)