This week at Mawson

  • Expeditioner

    25 May 2007

    Welcome once again from the Australian Antarctic Territory's Premier Station, Mawson. It's been another week of full-on activities, both work-wise and at play. The weekend commenced with a novel way of celebrating Friday drinks – a corridor party. Fourteen expeditioners …

  • Mawson and Mount Henderson from the air

    18 May 2007

    It can be difficult getting a new angle on Icy News each week, so this is going to be an angular edition. That is, we'll focus on Mawson – the Station – from different angles. People who have been to …

  • Expeditioners drilling

    1 June 2007

    The highlight of the past week at Mawson has been trips by two groups east to Macey Hut and the Auster Emperor Penguin Rookery. Gary, Cookie, Tony and Jo headed out on the first trip of the season, both to …

  • Cal Snr in a blur on the bowling green

    6 July 2007

    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, …

  • Expeditioner with hair

    8 June 2007

    We thought it had been rather windy during May, which was confirmed with the release of the summary meteorological data showing that this was in fact the windiest and warmest May on record. So far, the pattern seems to be …

  • 'Alby' Allardyce's 40th birthday party

    19 May 2006

    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 …

  • This berg has rolled at some stage, carrying big broken slabs of sea ice up on its flanks.

    5 May 2006

    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 …

  • Mawson expeditioners gathered at the flagpole while Geoff Bell half masts the flag.

    28 April 2006

    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 …

  • Emperor penguins at Auster rookery

    26 May 2006

    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 …

  • A striking black berg in East Bay

    12 May 2006

    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 …

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