This week at Mawson

  • A group of expeditioners farewell the previous group.

    24 February 2017

    Resupply for winter and the Green Store is looking nice and full, the keys to the station are handed over to the 70th ANARE station leader and the 69th ANARE are farewelled.

  • A faint glimmer of an aurora in the sky with the full moon

    17 February 2017

    This week at Mawson we have ships, storms, an ellie seal and auroras.

  • An Adelie penguin on the rocky shore near Mawson with the ice cliffs in the background

    10 February 2017

    This week at Mawson we reflect on summer, find out what is happening at Béchervaise Island and check where the ship is.

  • The crew on the descent, Dan Bird, Heidi Godfrey, Chris Hill and Gavin Melgaard

    3 February 2017

    This week at Mawson we climb mountains and look at the latest from Béchervaise Island

  • Adélie penguins being chased by a pod of orcas jump onto an iceberg in front of Mawson station.

    27 January 2017

    This week at Mawson we take a look at some of the wildlife we have been seeing and catch up with what they are getting up to on the island.

  • Adélie penguin chicks huddle together forming the start of a créche

    20 January 2017

    This week at Mawson we have an unusual visitor, four of the team take a break at Rumdoodle and the latest from the team at Béchervaise Island.

  • An Adélie penguin with its egg - the chick's beak is breaking through the shell at the front

    13 January 2017

    This week at Mawson we watch seals on station and find out what is happening on Becherviase Island.

  • Three expeditioners walking around a wind scoop near Mt Henderson

    6 January 2017

    Over the festive season Mawson expeditioners celebrate Christmas and complete travel training in the Framnes Mountains.

  • An expeditioner abseiling down Rumdoodle Peak

    23 December 2016

    This week at Mawson we climb mountains and farewell two of our number out to Bechervaise Island.

  • The midnight sun with two snow petrels resting on the snow

    16 December 2016

    This week at Mawson - the last visit to Welch Island, an overnight at Bechervaise and the tide gauge is reinstated.

  • A view of Mawson station in the sunshine from the top of one of the wind turbines

    9 December 2016

    This week at Mawson we went on survival training, took time to take in the view and observed the Adélie penguins on the surrounding islands.

  • Three Häggs waiting for the plane on the apron of the SLA

    2 December 2016

    This week at Mawson we celebrate with new friends and old, visit the Rookery Islands and prepare for a plane – farewelling some and welcoming one.

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