This week at Mawson

  • Pancake ice forming in sea near Mawson Station

    13 March 2009

    Our temperature range for this week has been from -14 to -4 with winds of up to 113 km/h. Several days of unrelenting blowing snow has kept most of us concentrating on work indoors. As the sun's impact lessens and …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners dispersing goods from resupply

    6 March 2009

    Weather at Mawson over the last week: a couple of days of strong winds but generally quite pleasant. The mercury barely crept over freezing on Monday at +0.1, and got down to -11.4 on Friday. Wind speed peaked at 122 …

  • MV Amderma sailing through a decent swell on its way to Mawson Station

    27 February 2009

    The weather this week has been one of extremes, ranging from stubbies and thongs conditions to full-on blizzards. The temperature has ranged from -11 to +2 ºC, with a maximum wind speed of 82 knots or 152 km/h on Monday …

  • Iceberg in East Bay off Mawson Station

    20 February 2009

    The morning breeze looking east from Mawson Photo: Peter S Weather: A blizzard, some clear days, minus 15 at night and minus 5 by day. End-of-Summer The end of the summer season at Mawson means that the current crew …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners during surgical training exercise

    13 February 2009

    Weather: A few sunny days, with nightly temperatures down to -9, then a blizzard from Tuesday evening. Reg has a bad day Our imaginary Mawson exeditioner "Reg" has had a tough summer. After suffering greatly from seasickness on the voyage, …

  • Weddell seal

    6 February 2009

    Weddell seal Photo: Andrew Winchester Weather: A few days of sunny blue skies and 4 degrees, then a blizzard starting Tuesday night. One of the many differences working in Antarctica is the different types of transport options that are …

  • Part of 2008 Christmas dinner prepared for Mawson Station Expeditioners

    9 January 2009

    After the holiday season of Christmas and New Year slowing down the virtual presses on the world-wide intertubes, This (Last Couple of) Week(s) At Mawson is now back online with a super-sized combination Christmas-New Year Edition. Christmas Day Jasmine prepared …

  • Mawson expeditioners prepare for cleaning job

    16 January 2009

    Weather: A few days of sunshine and no wind, then four days of 70-knot blizzard.

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners during fire training

    23 January 2009

    Weather: Mostly sunny with some wind, and after our summer highs of 4 degrees, we are back below zero.Fire-fighting Training With plenty of requests for more photos of everyone living out their childhood dreams with the fire hose, here are …

  • Mawson Station Chef with pies created for Australia Day

    30 January 2009

    Weather: A varied week, generally overcast with gentle winds, a few days of sunshine. Australia Day Australia Day was celebrated here at Mawson with the traditional cricket match and a roast pig on a spit. In keeping with official …

  • 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 …

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