This week at Mawson

  • a giant petrel glides over blue crashing waves

    24 March 2017

    This week Pete shares some wonderful photos from the voyage and some of his favourites from around station. Some bivvy tips that may come in handy!

  • a pink and blue sunset over a field of ice

    17 March 2017

    After clear blue skies the weather turned windy reminding us that winter is on its way. Survival and field travel training continued at Rumdoodle Hut and we celebrate two birthdays!

  • a large grey and black spotted Weddell seal lays on the sea ice

    10 March 2017

    Some search and rescue training at Henderson Hut provided the added bonus of seeing an aurora australis, while chilled out Weddell seals appear to enjoy moulting in the sun.

  • A large red over snow vehicle holds 14 expeditioners posing for a self timed photo in front of a large red shed and blue sky

    3 March 2017

    This week we road test our equipment, welcome back the Aurora Australis (just briefly), our comms tech goes to East Arm to check the tide gauges and it appears that the Weddell seals appreciate the sunset as much as we do.

  • 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.

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