This week at Mawson

  • Admiring the icebergs scattered through the sea ice with the two red Honda quads in front.

    15 January 2016

    Plumber Jimmy's birthday warrants a trip to the Massons and we meet the penguin lady, biologist Merel Bedford.

  • Black Ice from left to right James (drums and acoustic), Paul (lead vocals), Merel (vocals), Sam (lead guitar), Kim (bass guitar).

    8 January 2016

    A new band takes over at Mawson, as we introduce 'Black Ice'. Christmas day was a success and works are carried out in communications. An old favourite vehicle, the Pioneer, assists with a drum line recovery mission.

  • Mount Henderson hut with two quad bikes in front.

    18 December 2015

    A trip to Mount Henderson and a run-down of summer plumbing works.

  • An expeditioner takes a selfie using a selfie stick and fish eye lens to show the top of a cliff, land and ice far below

    11 December 2015

    What's on the radio at Mawson station? The slushy, or kitchen assistant, decides and the picks may surprise you. Amateur climbers ascend Rumdoodle as part of training and are treated to spectacular views.

  • Stretcher and patient in the back of the Hägglunds

    4 December 2015 Single page view

    Mawson expeditioners take a field trip to Fang hut and complete search and rescue training.

  • The Aurora Australis breaking through the ice and backing up before trying again - view is from the bow.

    27 November 2015 Single page view

    Fresh faces arrive at Mawson and some have a very special encounter with the emperor penguins at Auster colony.

  • Smoko on the ice with 'Angry' while waiting for the aircraft to arrive. Not sure what Dorothy the Dinosaur is doing sitting on the fuel drums.

    20 November 2015 Single page view

    A new start for Mawson as planes begin to arrive and expeditioners deal with the humble crack.

  • Fibreglass shelter at Ledingham Depot with a Hagglunds beside it and a polar pyramid tent also be erected.

    13 November 2015 Single page view

    Mawson field huts are explored.

  • Colourful jade berg with a white ice berg in the background halfway between Colbeck and Mawson on our last day.

    6 November 2015 Single page view

    This week at Mawson we revisit the spectacular and historic Mawson station as well as Ledingham Depot part II.

  • A truck which is largely buried under snow.

    30 October 2015 Single page view

    Fine dining at Mawson poses an interesting challenge for expeditioners facing a return to Australia and we see how machines cope outdoors in blizzard conditions.

  • Angus in front of the red apple hut with an iceberg in the background..

    16 October 2015 Single page view

    Field huts and a Russian aircraft. The field huts at Macey Island are explored and the vintage wreckage of a Russian aircraft helps expeditioners learn how to navigate crevasses.

  • An emperor penguin launches itself from a small water hole seeming to fly

    9 October 2015 Single page view

    Spring has sprung as evidenced by seal pups and fluffly penguin chicks. The emergency response teams train hard, rescue easy.

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