This week at Mawson

  • 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 …

  • Mawson station Expeditioner during model plane (hangar rat) final

    18 June 2010

    As promised, though slightly delayed by weather and other tasks, the Hanger Rat finale occurred during the week. After a BBQ in the workshop, the Mawson troupe formed in the Green Store with craft at the ready. Chippy Jim had …

  • Mawson station Expeditioners checking sea ice

    11 June 2010

    Following on from last week's short run toward Colbeck, the Yellow and Green 'Haggis' once again rumbled down the coast, attempting to find a more southerly safe route. This time their destination was Low Tongue, a small rocky outcrop about …

  • Moon rising over Mawson station

    4 June 2010

    Moonrise over Mawson Photo: Mike Craven After last week's trip to Auster, this week was meant to see a group of tradies head out to Colbeck Hut, near the Taylor Glacier Emperor Penguin colony, to perform maintenance. Mick, Dan, …

  • Mawson station Expeditioners checking sea ice thickness

    28 May 2010

    This week saw Mawsonites at Auster Rookery for the first time this year. Auster, located about 50 kilometres to the East of the station, is one location in Antarctica that Emperor Penguins come to breed over the long, dark winter …

  • Mawson station Expeditioners checking sea ice thickness

    21 May 2010

    Not standing on thin ice Photo: Mick Goodwin Finally, after months of travel restricted to the three inland field huts at Mawson, the sea ice is now thick enough to travel upon. This week saw the first tentative steps …

  • Expeditioners watching rugby on TV

    14 May 2010

    Preparations for the Mid-Winter celebrations are continuing with ever increasing fervour. Work continues on cane lines and new video gear.

  • Expeditioner in beach gear

    7 May 2010

    The Mawsonians this week held a beach-themed party. There was also a trip to Mt Henderson, and some interesting weather phenomena.

  • Australian flag at half mast

    30 April 2010

    To refresh our necessary search and rescue, roping, abseiling and "black ops" descent skills, an afternoon in the Green Store was organised.

  • Mawson expeditioner tests thickness of sea ice

    23 April 2010

    To ensure safe quad bike travel, weekly measurements of the thickening sea ice are made. This week, Jim, Ruth and Mick drew the short straw and trudged out over the ocean, ice drill and measuring tape in hand, heart in mouth.

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