This week at Mawson

  • Expeditioner drilling into the ice

    30 March 2007

    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 …

  • Two expeditioners inside the wind turbine at Mawson station

    27 April 2007

    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 …

  • Expeditioners bagging snow

    9 March 2007

    It was all hands to the Tirfors this week, as the 2007 wintering crew learnt the art of recovering Hägglunds oversnow vehicles from dodgy ice, as simulated on the plateau above the station. Shane, Tony and Mick supervised while we …

  • Mushroom shaped cloud that was considered briefly, but dismissed, for clearing the harbour ice

    2 March 2007

    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 …

  • The Mawson Christmas Snowman before the blizzard blew him away

    5 January 2007

    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 …

  • Tony, Rhonda, Brownie, Kym and Gary hauling sleds to Bechervaise Island

    19 January 2007

    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 …

  • Psycho life saver and beach bunny

    16 February 2007

    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 …

  • Tony prepares to drop into the abyss

    23 February 2007

    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 …

  • Expeditioner using a drill while installing shelving

    4 May 2007

    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. …

  • Expeditioners relaxing at Fang Hut at Mawson

    2 February 2007

    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 …

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