This week at Mawson

17 March 2006
Pedro changing feeder For most of this week, Mawson Station has been running on the Emergency Power House (EPH) diesel generator, while diesos, electricians, and plumbers carried out a range of maintenance and minor modification tasks to the engines and generators in the …

3 March 2006
The Mt Henderson hut with a spectacular view of lake Henderson below With the first official day of autumn this week, winter is obviously on its way now at Mawson, with the sun setting earlier each night, and now about 6 hours of darkness at night. Daytime temperatures are also falling noticeably, …

24 February 2006
View of southern Davids Work-wise, it has been a "catch-up" week at Mawson, with most still trying to track down or find homes for things that arrived on resupply recently, and catching up on routine jobs that have been put off over the period …

30 June 2006
View back to Mt Henderson and parked Hagglunds shortly after commencing the climb up Mt Parsons. On Tuesday, four of us took advantage of a rare fine calm day to climb Mt Parsons in the northern David Range in the Frammes Mountains. This was a job we had been putting off for a few weeks, waiting …

14 July 2006
Hagglunds stopped on the sea ice for a break before going on to Colbeck The last two weeks have seen seven blizz days at Mawson, but last week we managed to fit in a four day trip to Colbeck Archipelago and Taylor Glacier, 85 km to the west of station across the sea ice. …

20 October 2006
Mt Parsons Mawson station is now well and truly into the throes of re-supply and changeover preparations for the impending V1 "near visit" a little over 2 weeks away. The onwards progress of the Aurora Australis is being followed with interest, which …

6 October 2006
Emperor penguin and chick After several weeks of continual bad weather at Mawson with high wind and/or blizzards, we experienced some lovely weather last weekend and this week, which permitted some long awaited time off station. So we have now enjoyed the delightful experience …

29 September 2006
Ravine of despair Construction of new deck at Macey Hutbrought to you by Brett A team of tradie's headed out to Macey's hut last Saturday afternoon with the intentions of constructing a deck that would enable easier access to the hut. Previously there …

3 November 2006
Emperor penguin chicks with parent Mawsonites are keenly watching the approach of the big orange taxi, with a likely sighting of the first helicopters some time over this weekend. Most last minute work jobs are completed and people are now into their packing. Of our …

17 November 2006
Lionel happy to be returning to Mawson After many anxious days, and many moments of false hope, the long awaited exchange of 2006 and 2007 Mawson personnel finally took place on the afternoon of Tuesday 14th November, in somewhat dramatic circumstances. The incoming group of 9 winter …

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