This week at Mawson

4 January 2008
Passengers from the cruise ship Kapitan Khlebnikov arriving at Mawson Station by helicopter Visitors Pop in for a Cuppa After a number of weeks pushing through thick sea-ice and struggling to land on the Antarctic continent due to poor weather conditions, on the 23rd December the Russian Ice Breaker, The Kapitan Khlebnikov , …

9 November 2007
Expeditioners having barbeque and drinks in Station's kitchen Well, we're still here and it looks as though we're not going to get a CASA ride after all. With the Aurora Australis due to arrive at Davis this weekend to commence their resupply, and the weather gods not smiling …

25 May 2007
Expeditioner Welcome once again from the Australian Antarctic Territory's Premier Station, Mawson. It's been another week of full-on activities, both work-wise and at play. The weekend commenced with a novel way of celebrating Friday drinks – a corridor party. Fourteen expeditioners …

18 May 2007
Mawson and Mount Henderson from the air It can be difficult getting a new angle on Icy News each week, so this is going to be an angular edition. That is, we'll focus on Mawson – the Station – from different angles. People who have been to …

11 May 2007
Mid-morning at Mawson Brought to you by some bright Sparkie … Mawson has been a hub of activity this week despite the ever-decreasing amount of daylight. Everyone is still going about their daily business, although now, to find a Mawsonian tradesman before smoko, …

4 May 2007
Expeditioner using a drill while installing shelving It has been a relatively quiet week at Mawson, with not much outdoor activity possible due to winds between 60-90 knots on several days. This provided a good opportunity to get some inside jobs done, including working on end-of-month reports. …

1 June 2007
Expeditioners drilling The highlight of the past week at Mawson has been trips by two groups east to Macey Hut and the Auster Emperor Penguin Rookery. Gary, Cookie, Tony and Jo headed out on the first trip of the season, both to …

8 June 2007
Expeditioner with hair We thought it had been rather windy during May, which was confirmed with the release of the summary meteorological data showing that this was in fact the windiest and warmest May on record. So far, the pattern seems to be …

20 July 2007
Bastille Day table setting In recognition of Bastille Day, Kirsten presented French themed food last Saturday. The feasting commenced at Smoko, with French toast, mini croissants, crepes and French pastries. For Saturday night dinner, the menu comprised lots of words that required some lubrication …

13 July 2007
Expeditioner removing bathroom tiles. It's been business as usual over the past week, with people getting on with their jobs around the station. As a quick snapshot, here's a day in the life of Mawson, with some of the things that people were doing …

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