This week at Mawson

  • Expeditioners drilling a hole in sea ice near Mawson Station to test it's thickness

    9 May 2008

    Sea ice travel This week's news is brought to you buy the Doc… An important part of living and working at Mawson is the sea ice travel. It was remarkable to observe the rapid re-freezing of the sea ice, so …

  • Red van on ice

    2 May 2008

    Two weeks have past since the last Icy News and a lot has happened here at Australia's premier Antarctic station… plenty of work, ANZAC day Ceremony and celebrations, Greek Easter, fuel spill training, and more photos taken of the fabulous …

  • Expeditioners following blizz (blizzard) lines

    18 April 2008

    Happy 96th Birthday Dr Phillip Law – Monday 21st April, 2008 During the week the Mawson team sent Dr Phillip Law a birthday message (photo and letter) wishing him all the best for his 96th birthday. Dr Phillip Law participated …

  • Expeditioners checking out locations from Search and Rescue training

    22 February 2008

    SAR Training An important part of living and working at Mawson is the ever present hazards of the field. Over the summer months the station as a whole and a select group designated as the search and rescue team have …

  • IceBerg in Horseshoe Harbour just offshore from Mawson Station

    15 February 2008

    The Most Photographed Berg in Antarctica Ice Berg takes a tour of Horseshoe Harbour Photo: Narelle C Mawson's Ice Berg Photo: Narelle C Maybe a 'Casino'? Photo: Narelle C Or a Ice Hotel? Photo: Peter T Last week at Mawson …

  • Expeditioners taking part in Search and Rescue training exercise

    11 January 2008

    Station SAR Exercise The scenario : on Wednesday afternoon, the whole station was alerted by a SAR (Search and Rescue) alarm. We were notified that an elderly couple had gone missing from the Kapitan Khlebnikov during the ship's recent visit …

  • Passengers from the cruise ship Kapitan Khlebnikov arriving at Mawson Station by helicopter

    4 January 2008

    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 , …

  • Cartoon of krill caught in fishnet (stockings)

    19 September 2008

    This week's illustration Nick C's interpretation of krill getting caught up in fishnets. Krill in Fishnet – an ecological disaster Photo: Nick C At work Work continues on at Mawson as per normal or does it? This week a few …

  • Expeditioner walking across sea ice towing sled

    18 January 2008

    This island life Two weeks ago Rhonda and Dave made the move to Bechervaise Island to monitor the breeding Adélie penguin colony there. They loaded up their sleds, waved goodbye to the farewell committee, walked across the sea ice to …

  • Expeditioners ready to leave station for Search and Rescue training

    25 January 2008

    News this week brought to you by the Doctor SAR training Search and rescue training has commenced and moved into a new and exciting phase – vertical rescue. For most expeditioners this is one of the highlights of training at …

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