This week at Mawson

6 July 2007
Cal Snr in a blur on the bowling green It was very peaceful on station over the latter part of last week, with 6 people away at Colbeck Hut, around 90 km to the west, for a few days. The 8 who remained at Mawson got on with business, …

27 April 2007
Two expeditioners inside the wind turbine at Mawson station The weeks are flying past at Mawson, as the days get shorter, with the sun now not making its appearance over the horizon until around 10 am. We had some light winds late last week that allowed Andrew P and …

30 March 2007
Expeditioner drilling into the ice The past week at Mawson has been cold, with temperatures generally in the high negative teens, but with remarkably little wind and mostly clear skies. The winter crew is getting on with routine jobs around the station, adjusting to the …

16 February 2007
Psycho life saver and beach bunny The return of the Bechervaise boffins on Thursday night heralded the first Friday after-work drinks in Mawson's rustic science building, 'Wombat'. The evening's theme of 'psycho beach party' started with some elegant costumes and finished with a showing of the …

2 February 2007
Expeditioners relaxing at Fang Hut at Mawson Compiled by Jo the Doc Another two weeks have passed, and the skies are starting to darken a little as the sun now sets again. This has been a fortnight of travelling and camping. The highlight was probably the inaugural …

19 January 2007
Tony, Rhonda, Brownie, Kym and Gary hauling sleds to Bechervaise Island The last two weeks have been busy as people have pushed on with routine maintenance and other summer jobs, taking advantage of good weather. Temperatures have been relatively mild, straddling either side of zero degrees, and the wind relatively gentle …

23 February 2007
Tony prepares to drop into the abyss Search and rescue (SAR) training continued over the past week for the 2007 winter crew. Mick took the final group of five up on the plateau, where the mystic arts of rope, anchor and karabiner were further studied. By the …

2 March 2007
Mushroom shaped cloud that was considered briefly, but dismissed, for clearing the harbour ice Greetings from Mawson after another fun-filled, action-packed and windy week.Tuesday brought winds gusting to 96 knots (178 km/h), but all the ice within eyesight of the station stayed put. The sea ice measurement on Saturday in the harbour showed the …

23 March 2007
The vacant and icy Horseshoe Harbour and Aurora Australis on the horizon at its parking spot Finally, after the frustrations of November last year when Aurora Australis could not get close enough to off-load our cargo, this time it all worked. Although this season's unseasonal sea-ice stopped the ship getting into the harbour, it managed to …

16 March 2007
Mawson hydroponics crop This week has flown by, as we've awaited the much anticipated arrival of the Aurora Australis, if not in the ice-packed harbour, then as least somewhere not too far away. Summering personnel have been busy packing and finishing off jobs, …

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