This week at Mawson

  • A blizzard tail next to the Red Shed

    15 July 2016

    This week at Mawson we focused on exercise with the interstation darts competition and Walk to the South Pole dominating our week.

  • A small orange hut in the middle of hills

    8 July 2016

    This week we take time out for science, checking in with the emperor penguins at Taylor Glacier, generator 2 gets a mid life service and we start walking to the south pole (virtually).

  • a large full moon and green aurora in the sky

    1 July 2016

    This week we prepare for a Walk to the South Pole with a beer and burger night and enjoy all the astronomical phenomena that 20 hours of darkness gives us time to appreciate.

  • the ice pool full of floating cubes

    24 June 2016

    This week the Antarctic community celebrated midwinter with lots of great food, icy sea baths and reflections on our history.

  • a close up of an emperor penguins head

    17 June 2016

    This week we find the emperor penguins, have a Bond marathon and ramp up the training for our walk to the South Pole.

  • A large ice berg with a ridged top

    10 June 2016

    This week we prepare for midwinter, had our first night at Beche and answer questions on life in Antarctica.

  • A man using a electric drill to drill a hole in the sea ice

    3 June 2016

    This week at Mawson Tony D writes about successfully proving the route to Macey Hut; we are training hard for a race (I mean walk) to the South Pole; and we have lots to be thankful for.

  • a sunrise with a wind turbine in front

    27 May 2016

    This week at Mawson we discovered that txting acronyms were invented by Antarctic Division telegraph operators, explored the fire Hägglunds and practised 'packaging' people.

  • A yellow Hagglunds with a orange caravan attached to the back and a Mountain range in the distance

    20 May 2016

    This week Mawson held a morning tea to raise awareness of MS, and share some pictures of the caravanning trip to the South Masson Range.

  • a round orange hut mounted on skids

    13 May 2016

    This week at Mawson we got a big dump of snow and experienced the joys of caravanning.

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