This week at Mawson

  • A man surrounded by a cloud of ice crystals

    6 May 2016

    This week at Mawson we celebrate the cold weather by making ice angels, creating meats for midwinter, and preparing for sea ice travel with Hägglunds safety training.

  • Close up of a pile of biscuits or cookies, made from oats

    29 April 2016

    This week we commemorated ANZAC Day and installed the major piece of our new BBQ deck.

  • A simple hut made from different coloured pieces of board

    22 April 2016

    This week there was a murder to solve, Jenga towers came crashing down and the hydroponics started to give the crew a supply of fresh lettuce.

  • A green aurora above the red shed

    15 April 2016

    This week at Mawson we celebrated the shortening days by enjoying the Aurora's and clear night sky's through some astrophotography. We conducted a station search and Josh wrote our first Thanks for... article

  • 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.

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