This week at Mawson

  • Bogging a Hagglunds

    8 October 2010

    Fold team 1 (Mick, Annette, Ian, Geoff, Doc-Jim & Dan) regaled Fold team 2 (Pete, Maria, Scott, Rob & Ewan) with tall tales some true of their legendary trip (reported last week) somehow failing to frighten them off an attempt of their own. Therefore much of the week was spent preparing equipment and exchanging information and advice on what to, and more importantly what not to do. Training video sequences and practical advice from Ian of how to extract bogged vehicles were very educational. Fold team 1 (Mick, Annette, Ian, Geoff, Doc-Jim & Dan) regaled Fold team 2 (Pete, Maria, Scott, Rob & Ewan) with tall tales some true of their legendary trip (reported last week) somehow failing to frighten them off an attempt …

  • En route

    1 October 2010

    In This Week at Mawson, we have a look at the epic field trip recently completed by a dedicated group of volunteers to survey by photograph the Fold Island emperor penguin colony. In This Week at Mawson, we have a look at the epic field trip recently completed by a dedicated group of volunteers to survey by photograph the Fold Island emperor penguin colony. …

  • DanÂís post field trip holiday

    24 September 2010

    Expeditioners travelled to Bechervaise Island to have a look at some malfunctioning penguin monitoring equipment. Following some straight forward troubleshooting instructions, the guys think they found the problem, but discovered the difficulties of low temperature soldering.  Soon the island will be teeming with Adelie penguins as their breeding season draws ever closer. Expeditioners travelled to Bechervaise Island to have a look at some malfunctioning penguin monitoring equipment. Following some straight forward troubleshooting instructions, the guys think they found the problem, but discovered the difficulties of low temperature soldering.  Soon the island will …

  • ScottÂís powerslide

    17 September 2010

    The Fold Island census team snowed in after a successful trip, station blizzard creates conditions for play and 'international' golf day. The Fold Island census team snowed in after a successful trip, station blizzard creates conditions for play and 'international' golf day. …

  • Expeditioner playing 8-ball

    10 September 2010

    The annual Mawson pool competition concluded this week. Preparations for the Fold Island penguin census reached their crescendo. Photos of penguin chicks; and a fire-breathing dragon... The annual Mawson pool competition concluded this week. Preparations for the Fold Island penguin census reached their crescendo. Photos of penguin chicks; and a fire-breathing dragon... …

  • On route to Auster

    3 September 2010

    This week, Ewan, Ian, PJ and Maria headed out on a day trip to Auster Colony to ensure the emperor chicks were still growing. This week, Ewan, Ian, PJ and Maria headed out on a day trip to Auster Colony to ensure the emperor chicks were still growing. …

  • A calm evening near Mawson

    27 August 2010

    This week has been one of weather extremes with days either spent indoors avoiding a blizzard or skiing and snowboarding aroung the station on a perfect, calm and sunny afternoon. This week has been one of weather extremes with days either spent indoors avoiding a blizzard or skiing and snowboarding aroung the station on a perfect, calm and sunny afternoon. …

  • Mawson expeditioners at volleyball

    20 August 2010

    Volleyball, a new radar unit, Inflatable rubber boat maintenance and an introduction to 'Wombat', a workplace for visiting scientists. Volleyball, a new radar unit, Inflatable rubber boat maintenance and an introduction to 'Wombat', a workplace for visiting scientists. …

  • Bumper repair 101 with Jim

    13 August 2010

    Continuing the weekly trips to Auster emperor penguin colony, Maria, Dan, Rob and Mick took their turn this week, spending three frosty nights out with birds and `bergs. Their trip fortunately coincided with an extra burst of auroral activity, thanks to a recent Coronal Mass Ejection from Sol (ie, the sun let rip with an extra dose or radiation in our general direction). Continuing the weekly trips to Auster emperor penguin colony, Maria, Dan, Rob and Mick took their turn this week, spending three frosty nights out with birds and `bergs. Their trip fortunately coincided with an extra burst of auroral activity, thanks …

  • Mawson expeditioners cleaning potatoes

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    A medieval-themed night was chosen for this week's entertainment and included nibbles, tournament jousting and a catapult building contest. Unsurprisingly, team dieso took this one out.

    A medieval-themed night was chosen for this week's entertainment and included nibbles, tournament jousting and a catapult building contest. Unsurprisingly, team dieso took this one out. …

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