This week at Mawson

  • Ice cliffs at the edge of the plateau tower above the water

    24 February 2012 Single page view

    A webcam review of the year, an end of season dinner and a bit more about the penguins...

  • Expeditioner walking across the ice towards a valley with huge mountains either side

    17 February 2012 Single page view

    A new arrival's first week at Mawson, a homeward-bound reminiscence and the final update from Beche - the summer comes to a close at Mawson

  • The Weddell seal up on the rocks continues to sleep, safely away from the threat in the water

    10 February 2012 Single page view

    No ice means water brings whales around station, some plant poetry, the weekly update from Beche, and a reprise of the 2011 year at Mawson.

  • Air and ground crew discussing the skiway

    3 February 2012 Single page view

    Field trips a-plenty for recreation, a flight brings an overnight visitor via the Rumdoodle skiway, and the weekly Beche penguin and skua update.

  • Expeditioner silhouetted against the late evening sky

    27 January 2012 Single page view

    Aviation fun, an amazing birthday cake, aquatic finds and the Adélie update – another busy week at Mawson.

  • Adelie leaning over edge of ice floe and reflected in the water

    20 January 2012 Single page view

    The weekly update from Beche, a new beer garden, ARPANSA footings: MK-II, and the sea ice continues to recede.

  • Almost a sunset - the Sun shines from behind Fang peak and lights up the sky orange

    13 January 2012 Single page view

    Another exhilarating field trip, a cruel blizzard at Beche, the birthday of the week, water in the harbour and a delicious smoko treat.

  • Adelie penguin with two larger chicks

    6 January 2012 Single page view

    Fire alarms, fire drills, a flurry of field trips, fluffy penguin chicks, a fuzzy gift bearer, and some throwbacks to the sixties see the new year in. Happy New Year from Mawson.

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