This week at Mawson

  • A man in an dry suit with a floating platform walking over the sea ice

    8 April 2016

    This week we trained for sea ice rescue and spent evenings, and most mornings, admiring the sunrise and sunsets over the icebergs.

  • Mawson station from the air with the glacier behind it

    1 April 2016

    This week at Mawson we reflect on a helicopter flight over the mountains and our first trip leaders take the team on a Easter weekend stay at Fang hut. The 'Animal of the week' photo does not disappoint.

  • A little yellow tent set up in the snow

    25 March 2016

    This week Josh Tomasetti, a search and rescue team leader, writes about a recent training exercise. In other news, the sea ice has started to form and the new melt bell bridge has been installed.

  • A small green plant with large round leaves

    18 March 2016

    This week the hydroponics hut was officially opened and planted out with seedlings. Shane, the hydroponics master this year, was rewarded as the first tomato seedling flowered.

  • Six men dressed in orange immersion suits and lifejackets in front of a B3 helicopter

    11 March 2016

    At Mawson this week we had a awe inspiring evening with a pod of orcas and waved goodbye to 66 expeditioners as they headed home on the Japanese ship, Shirase.

  • A group of 75 people standing next to two Hagglunds

    4 March 2016

    Mawson is light on news this week as they are busy with extra expeditioners.

  • two men walking along the base of an ice cliff

    19 February 2016

    Field training conducted on the plateua and ch...ch...changes as Mawson welcomes the incoming winter crew.

  • A Weddel seal sunbaking on the wharf, close up of its face

    12 February 2016

    A new crew arrive at Mawson and the journey is captured through fresh eyes.

  • The surface of the ice becomes mottled and ridged.

    5 February 2016

    Mawson station receives the winter crew, while an outgoing expeditioner reflects on his time in Antarctica. The Australia Day swim finally takes place and the diverse range of ice around Mawson is showcased in the photo gallery.

  • Male expeditioner lights sparklers on a cake with a blow torch

    29 January 2016

    One expeditioner receives a very special birthday surprise and the station is cleaned for incoming expeditioners.

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