This week at Mawson

  • Noodles and Doug stacking 16mm films

    30 October 2009

    Wild vs mild weather, old 16 mm films RTA, year book completion, Dave's birthday, sculpting an icy amphitheatre for an evening of cinema and mulled wine, Adelies return, innovative dart making and pathetically small capsicums.

  • Mawson expeditioners manhauling gear

    23 October 2009

    Manhauling exercise, Adelies arrive at Bchervaise Island, canes marking safe routes maintained, ice cave renovated, a Thai/tie dinner, art, headless penguins and wildlife photos.

  • The living quarters on Bechérvaise Island

    16 October 2009

    Sunlight at 15 hours a day, Antarctic, snow petrels and Adelie penguins return, penguin weigh-bridge repaired, Bathurst celebrations, soon-to-be-famous recipes and a controversy about Rumdoodle (the peak vs the book).

  • Mawson expeditioner grinning for camera, on ice plateau

    9 October 2009

    The weather: This week our highest temperature was -11.3, while on Tuesday the range was from -17.3 to -24.1. The highest wind speed was 94 km/h. We've had a couple of very peaceful evenings, encouraging people to be out and …

  • Expeditioners sitting around the table for dinner

    2 October 2009

    This week at Mawson station 2 October 2009 The weather: The big change we've noticed lately is how much longer the days are getting since we passed the spring equinox, and we've had bright sunshine for most of the week. …

  • New bar tops

    25 September 2009

    This week at Mawson we have had more blizz days than good weather days. For the six people off station visiting Kloa it meant parking up for a few days to see it through, but we here on station saw …

  • Snow drift piles

    18 September 2009

    A reasonably quiet week at Mawson, wind speeds have been the usual 35 to 45 knots most of the week with heavy to light blowing snow, Friday and Saturday were nearly blizzard conditions, the blizz tails just keep getting bigger. …

  • Auster Rookery

    11 September 2009

    Auster Rookery Photo: Buckshot With the Hanger Rat events behind us the presentations were issued on Saturday night. The categories were: pretty rat won by Jazz, ground rat won by Gunny, crashed rat won by Buckshot, and the overall …

  • Birthday menu

    4 September 2009

    The weather: The days are getting noticeable longer. Sun up at around 9.30am and still light until about 8.00pm. We had a low of −24 degrees but the most extreme weather we have had this week is wind up to …

  • It's home it's Mawson sign with station in background

    28 August 2009

    It's still home for a little while Photo: Jasmine Well, it's still home for a little while. The end of the expedition is rapidly approaching for some of us, but we still have three more fun-filled months ahead of …

  • Sharks Fin, Rummdoodle

    21 August 2009

    Sharks Fin, Rummdoodle Photo: Dave Kenneth Wilson On Tuesday Mawson remembered Kenneth Wilson, a radio officer who died suddenly at Taylor's Hut (near Taylor Rookery, east of Mawson) on 18 August 1972. Ken died suddenly in the morning from …

  • RMIT van with Mt Horden in background

    14 August 2009

    Weather: It has been a rare low-wind week here at Mawson. With three days of virtually no wind whatsoever.It is windy here so often that you tend to get used to it, but when a still day arrives it is …

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