This week at Mawson

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners dispersing goods from resupply

    6 March 2009

    Weather at Mawson over the last week: a couple of days of strong winds but generally quite pleasant. The mercury barely crept over freezing on Monday at +0.1, and got down to -11.4 on Friday. Wind speed peaked at 122 …

  • MV Amderma sailing through a decent swell on its way to Mawson Station

    27 February 2009

    The weather this week has been one of extremes, ranging from stubbies and thongs conditions to full-on blizzards. The temperature has ranged from -11 to +2 ºC, with a maximum wind speed of 82 knots or 152 km/h on Monday …

  • Iceberg in East Bay off Mawson Station

    20 February 2009

    The morning breeze looking east from Mawson Photo: Peter S Weather: A blizzard, some clear days, minus 15 at night and minus 5 by day. End-of-Summer The end of the summer season at Mawson means that the current crew …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners during surgical training exercise

    13 February 2009

    Weather: A few sunny days, with nightly temperatures down to -9, then a blizzard from Tuesday evening. Reg has a bad day Our imaginary Mawson exeditioner "Reg" has had a tough summer. After suffering greatly from seasickness on the voyage, …

  • Weddell seal

    6 February 2009

    Weddell seal Photo: Andrew Winchester Weather: A few days of sunny blue skies and 4 degrees, then a blizzard starting Tuesday night. One of the many differences working in Antarctica is the different types of transport options that are …

  • Part of 2008 Christmas dinner prepared for Mawson Station Expeditioners

    9 January 2009

    After the holiday season of Christmas and New Year slowing down the virtual presses on the world-wide intertubes, This (Last Couple of) Week(s) At Mawson is now back online with a super-sized combination Christmas-New Year Edition. Christmas Day Jasmine prepared …

  • Mawson expeditioners prepare for cleaning job

    16 January 2009

    This week at Mawson: 16 January 2009

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners during fire training

    23 January 2009

    Weather: Mostly sunny with some wind, and after our summer highs of 4 degrees, we are back below zero.Fire-fighting Training With plenty of requests for more photos of everyone living out their childhood dreams with the fire hose, here are …

  • Mawson Station Chef with pies created for Australia Day

    30 January 2009

    Weather: A varied week, generally overcast with gentle winds, a few days of sunshine. Australia Day Australia Day was celebrated here at Mawson with the traditional cricket match and a roast pig on a spit. In keeping with official …

  • Mawson station Expeditioners cutting hole in the sea ice for Midwinters Day swim

    25 June 2010

    Mid-winter's day in Antarctica is a Big Deal. It's the shortest, darkest day of the year, and it marks the steady march towards proper daylight once more. To that end, mid-winter's day justifies a huge celebration for all who winter …

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