This week at Mawson

  • One emperor penguin standing and one lying looking directly toward the camera

    6 June 2014 Single page view

    An expedition to the famous and unique Auster emperor penguin rookery plus a closer look at the curious googie huts of Bechervaise Island.

  • The moon high in the sky over the Rumdoodle Plateau - North Masson Range

    30 May 2014 Single page view

    Field travel training and sleeping out in a bivvy bag at Bechervaise Island.

  • Expeditioners riding their quad motorbikes on the sea ice toward the setting sun

    23 May 2014 Single page view

    The sea ice is open for business at Mawson, and the chef shares his mind-numbingly awesome daily view.

  • A tradesman lying on the deck of the melt bell as he hands equipment to a mate working inside the melt bell

    16 May 2014 Single page view

    The Mawson trades team spring into action, the rainbow of Hägglunds is celebrated and more on Mawson hydroponics.

  • A closeup of the icicles frozen to Steve's face

    9 May 2014 Single page view

    A harrowing and sometimes funny tale of one station leader's epic field training experience plus a Hägglunds trip to Mt Henderson and the vegetables of hydroponics.

  • Two expeditioners hold up a New Zealand flag while crouching on the top of Mt Henderson

    2 May 2014 Single page view

    A week of reflection and adventure at Mawson station.

  • Expeditioner standing beside his bivvy camp protected by snow blocks

    25 April 2014 Single page view

    Imagine sleeping in temperatures far below zero, winds howling outside your tiny shelter, your life depending on a wall of ice blocks, some man-made fabrics and sheer will. This is survival training in Antarctica.

  • The sun setting on the Mawson fuel tanks

    11 April 2014 Single page view

    Job well done! Mawson station wraps up resupply and everyone breathes a sigh of relief. Now, back to work.

  • A plumber works in a confined space with a protective mask and oxygen for breathing

    4 April 2014 Single page view

    Resupply operations continue at Mawson and the new station leader is handed the reigns.

  • A small tractor delivers a fuel pod to the fuel farm

    28 March 2014 Single page view

    Mawson goes into resupply mode - the population explodes with ingoing expeditioners and operations support staff.

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