This week at Mawson

  • Renovations complete. A happy couple of Adélie penguins stand by their recently constructed nest of pebbles and rocks

    14 November 2014 Single page view

    Planes finally land at Mawson station, an amusing story on the dogs of Antarctica, including a request for help in identifying one of the last huskies, plus a look at the lovable Adélie penguins.

  • Heidi and Curly stopping for one of many photo opportunites

    7 November 2014 Single page view

    Colbeck Hut is a renovator's delight, but first it had to travel. This week at Mawson, the Southern Massons are also explored.

  • An up-turned iceberg caught in the frozen sea ice exposures the many shades of green of the algae and other organisms which usually cling to the submerged section of the iceberg. This photo was taken whilst en-route to Taylor Glacier.

    31 October 2014 Single page view

    Mawson expeditioners are out in the field, experiencing the best of Antarctic spring and Adélie penguins are counted.

  • Inside the main power house with the four generators lined up

    24 October 2014 Single page view

    Power and wind rule at Mawson station this week.

  • A green and pink aurora over Macey Island

    17 October 2014 Single page view

    The blue Hägglunds is repaired, and despite the shorter nights, auroras are still a sight to behold at Mawson.

  • A typical Mawson aurora filling the sky with emerald green streaks of licht

    10 October 2014 Single page view

    A huge trek, Colbeck Hut to Ledinghams Depot, features this week from Mawson station. Gorgeous views are also showcased in the second story.

  • James spots orange lichen on a rock whilst on a climbing trip to Rumdoodle Peak

    3 October 2014 Single page view

    A tour of the many huts at Mawson that provide vital shelter but also many good times, and the hardy lichen of Antarctica is examined.

  • Four emperor penguins look like confident people on the ice, posing in a shot reminiscent of a band on an album cover

    26 September 2014 Single page view

    Mawson detects radiation as part of an international project, and the Auster penguin colony delights.

  • One expeditioner lazing in the sun with views out and across the Antarctic plateau behind him as another expeditioner laden with climbing gear goes through some last minute preparations before seeting off on the climb

    19 September 2014 Single page view

    Mt Hordern is ascended by a few keen expeditioners and cosmic rays are detected at Mawson.

  • An aurora over the Green Hägglunds

    12 September 2014 Single page view

    At Mawson, bright green auroras light up the sky like fireworks, majestic emperor penguins are observed and, we learn how vital technology is to daily life and work in Antarctica.

  • The green Hägglunds with, "Have a nice day" scribbled in the ice on the rear door

    5 September 2014 Single page view

    A breakdown in Antarctica is no small thing, so it's good to have a highly trained team of diesel mechanics handy. Mawson station leader Steve is back this week with another instruction manual. This time it's emergency response 101.

  • Sunset whilst aboard the aurora Australis

    29 August 2014 Single page view

    Auroras and emperor penguins are featured and Mawson's station leader provide's a comprehensive description of sea ice.

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