This week 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.

  • An expeditioner sitting next to the AWS begins the data download - with the blue Hägglunds in the background and with blowing snow and 30 knots of wind

    22 August 2014 Single page view

    Mountain biking to Welch Island and a photo rich trip to the automatic weather station (AWS).

  • Two ragdolls - one wearing a pink checked dress and the other wearing a tall black witches hat and heels

    15 August 2014 Single page view

    The Mawson tradies detail their importance on station and Lydia showcases her fine Antarctic crafts.

  • Rocket strumming his guitar whilst singing

    8 August 2014 Single page view

    Mawson station says thanks to the Antarctic slushy plus interviews celebrity rock star and chef, Rocket.

  • Chris and Heidi standing in front of the Russian aircraft

    1 August 2014 Single page view

    Two field expeditions from Mawson station lead to the wreckage of a Russian aircraft and magnificent frozen lakes.

  • Two expeditioners serve themselves Saturday brunch cooked items from the bain marie

    25 July 2014 Single page view

    Mawson's diesel mechanics, affectionately known as 'Team Dieso', cope with stocktake while the talents of chef Rocket are lauded once again.

  • Proclamation Point with two waving expeditioners looking tiny up on the peak of a nearby hill

    18 July 2014 Single page view

    The account of a traverse up to Taylor Glacier for the emperor penguins census continues, and Tide Crack rocks Mawson.

  • Mt Parsons towering above the Antarctic plateau

    11 July 2014 Single page view

    A traverse up to Taylor Glacier for the emperor penguins census, and a look at the Mt Parsons radio repeater.

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