This week at Mawson

  • A man holds on to a rope climbing up a rock face.

    8 December 2017

    This week we hear about the first time observations of a photographer new to Antarctica; and the exhilarating experience of climbing a mountain peak at Mawson.

  • A yellow Hägglunds drives along the sea ice with a mountain range in the background.

    1 December 2017

    This week we hear about a unique ‘Happy Feet’ moment for a lucky few; and not such a restful night’s sleep for one expeditioner at Mawson.

  • An ice cliff edge of the Antarctic plateau meets the sea ice.

    24 November 2017

    This week Team Seabird got to work on the sea ice along the Mawson coastline; and a Sunday walk provided a humbling experience for new Antarctic expeditioners

  • Two white snow petrel birds fly in unison over rocks.

    17 November 2017

    Two plane loads delivered the summer team to Mawson this week - our population doubled overnight!

  • An emperor penguin and a skua on sea ice.

    10 November 2017

    This week we wrapped up the winter season and turned our attention to the wonder of the upcoming summer at Mawson

  • A boulder is suspended in the frozen ice of the plateau

    3 November 2017

    This week we hear about an Antarctic road trip and some spooky kookies came out at Mawson.

  • A close up of ice crystals that look like diamonds.

    27 October 2017

    This week we observe miniature ice sculptures around station and we are once again entertained by chick antics at Auster rookery.

  • Blue glacier cliffs with a big blue sky in the background

    20 October 2017

    This week we are treated to photos of our icy environment and hear about one perfect day.

  • A creche of Emperor chicks stand around with two adult penguins

    13 October 2017

    This week we celebrated two birthdays on station and watched the emperor chicks go through a growth spurt at Auster rookery.

  • Three Weddell seals lay on the sea ice in front of towering icebergs.

    6 October 2017

    This week we ventured onto frozen islands to take in the view and to spy on giant petrels; and we spend a day in the life of a Mawson plumber.

  • Three emperor penguin chicks stand in a row.

    29 September 2017

    This week a mysterious monolithic structure landed; and a team took a trip out to Macey to repair a melon and to check on the emperor chicks.

  • Two men stand near the wing of the wrecked aircraft

    22 September 2017

    This week we confronted two big risks in Antarctica – the threat of fire; and a glacier with many hazards.

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