This week at Mawson

  • From the top of the main antenna mast at Mawson

    15 January 2010

    Preparations for arrival of Aurora Australis, views from the top, first aid training, HO staff visit and 'Stay' comes to stay.

  • Mawson expeditioners at celebrations

    8 January 2010

    Christmas and New Year come-as-an-animal celebrations, igloo-making and crevasse roping, and rescue training, Boxing Day cricket, vehicle rescue and station maintenance.

  • New dawn at Mawson

    16 July 2010

    New dawn, at last Photo: Ewan Curtis The kitchen refit from last week was completed this week. In total, five days were required to empty the sizeable room of everything not bolted down, scrub, re-grout, paint and restack the …

  • Colbeck jade berg

    9 July 2010

    A trip to Colbeck and Taylor Glacier.

  • Mid-winter Light

    2 July 2010

    Expeditioner weight remains consistent at 1.2 tonnes.

  • Mawson expeditioner practices self-arrest on a  snow slope

    18 December 2009

    Field training for expeditioners continues, Adelie penguin tagging, a lost emperor penguin juvenile visits the station and an early morning fire drill sends expeditioners into bracing conditions.

  • Blue skies towards Colbeck

    11 December 2009

    Spectacular photos of a trip to the emperor penguin colony at beautiful Colbeck, a birthday, equipment maintenance and continuing expeditioner training.

  • Expeditioners celebrate outside the red shed

    4 December 2009

    Cocktails to celebrate reaching the full complement of summering Mawsonites, trips to Auster Rookery and Bchervaise Island and first silly birthday party of summer season.

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners practicing their dance moves for Mid-Winters celebrations

    6 June 2008

    Mid Winter celebrations For the past few weeks in our spare time the Mawson Team have been preparing for the biggest day in the Antarctic calendar – Mid Winters Day which will be celebrated on the 21st June. Invitations have …

  • Expeditioners drilling a hole in sea ice near Mawson Station to test it's thickness

    9 May 2008

    Sea ice travel This week's news is brought to you buy the Doc… An important part of living and working at Mawson is the sea ice travel. It was remarkable to observe the rapid re-freezing of the sea ice, so …

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