This week at Mawson

21 September 2007
Four expeditions wearing chef's hats and aprons G'day again from Antarctica's Premier Station. This week's news is brought to you by an assortment of characters. The second round of the Iron Chef competition last Saturday saw Team Shane and Cal Jnr up against Team Cookie and Duds. …

14 September 2007
Mawson Station with snow cover Hi again from Mawson. It's been a mixed bag of a week at Australia's premier station, with our first proper snow of the season. The white, fluffy stuff came down in great quantities last Sunday afternoon, blanketing the station in …

5 January 2007
The Mawson Christmas Snowman before the blizzard blew him away Christmas and New Year have been a busy time at Mawson, with preparations for the celebratory events, settling in and hand-over for newly arrived personnel from Voyage 2, and continuation of the summer works and science programs. That said, the …

22 December 2006
Pioneer delivering fuel to the Rumdoodle skiway meets field training party The past week has revealed the full beauty of the Mawson plateau to two groups of lucky expeditioners doing field training, and also to the final group of 10 who arrived by CASA aircraft on Wednesday to the plateau skiway, …

19 May 2006
'Alby' Allardyce's 40th birthday party The social events highlight at Mawson station last week was a 40th birthday party for our deputy station leader/plant inspector Craig "Alby". Alby was treated to the full "old man" treatment including wheel chair, Ulysses motorcycle club bib ("Grow old …

12 May 2006
A striking black berg in East Bay With beautiful sea ice around Mawson now over 70cm thick, we are looking forward to sea ice trips to Auster and Colbeck starting soon. We currently have limited sea ice access on quads to the area within the islands in …

5 May 2006
This berg has rolled at some stage, carrying big broken slabs of sea ice up on its flanks. We now have excellent sea ice around Mawson station, within the islands of Holme Bay, around 65-70 cm thick everywhere, and have received permission for early quad travel within the islands and five kms of station. We are looking forward …

28 April 2006
Mawson expeditioners gathered at the flagpole while Geoff Bell half masts the flag. With day lengths decreasing rapidly at a rate of about one hour less each week, we have the distinct feeling that winter is well and truly just around the corner. Currently we have the sun at Mawson from about 10 …

26 May 2006
Emperor penguins at Auster rookery With excellent sea ice along the coast here now, our first group was able to visit Auster rookery by quads last weekend. Bureau of Meteorology senior observer Renae tells the story: "The inaugural trip to the Auster Emperor Penguin rookery …

2 June 2006
Ramps By Ivor Harris Before taking our Hägglunds tracked vehicles onto the winter sea ice at Mawson, this week all station personnel undertook two sessions of "Hägglunds sea ice travel" training, expertly delivered by our plant inspector Craig "Alby" , senior …

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