This week at Mawson

  • Vertical rescue training

    14 January 2011 Single page view

    Comings and goings, a movie premiere, Search and Rescue training and an unconventional inspection technique trialled at Mawson this week!

  • Expeditioner sitting on Santa's knee

    7 January 2011 Single page view

    A balmy Christmas Day, a trip to Lake Henderson and surrounds, and some wildlife watching at Mawson this week.

  • Scott and Mike P with the afternoon catch

    24 December 2010 Single page view

    The station was buzzing with activity this week, with penguin tagging, a new snow petrel survey, some fishing, and much more!

  • Weddell seal, taking a nap at the end of the West Bay skiway

    17 December 2010 Single page view

    A busy week has been had at Mawson with another CASA flight coming through, the annual powerhouse shutdown, keeping track of the Adelie and Snowy colonies, building the Law's final resting place, and the establishment of the summer Search and Rescue team.

  • Melting Snowman

    13 December 2010 Single page view

    Preparing gravesite for Dr and Mrs Law, CASA and Basler aircraft visit, fire and field training, Ewan's birthday and Adelie surveys, and snow and ice.

  • Disney berg

    3 December 2010 Single page view

    Fresh expeditioners and fresh food, trip to Colbeck hut and Taylor Glacier, Disney berg, German/Canadian visitors and a second happy birthday for Ian.

  • A couple of proud parents-to-be

    26 November 2010 Single page view

    New faces and gear; monitoring Adelie colonies; people around station and volleyball season.

  • Seal yawning

    19 November 2010 Single page view

    Preparing a smooth runway, trip to Auster, counting Adelies on Bechervaise, and retrieving a tide gauge.

  • Mawson expeditioner collects a sample

    12 November

    The skies are now filled with snow petrels and skuas for the first time since they departed the area at the end of last summer.

  • Expeditioner wearing a cardboard box model Mercedes

    5 November 2010

    The race that stops a nation, also stopped the station in more than the usual way. This year, Melbourne Cup came to Antarctica, albeit briefly, as we Mawsonians appeared as part of an interview with Channel 7 on the day. Under the glare of several kilowatts of bright lighting, duk chatted with Bruce McAvaney about the activities for the day while the rest of us milled (and trotted) in the background.

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