This week at Mawson

  • Ramps

    2 June 2006

    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 …

  • Bergs at sunset

    10 February 2006

    Mawson Station has this week completed our annual resupply, refuelling, and station leader handover, as well as farewelling many of the summer expeditioners on the Vasiliy Golovnin on V4. The Vasiliy entered a still iced up Horseshoe Harbour, breaking rotten …

  • View of southern Davids

    24 February 2006

    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 …

  • The Mt Henderson hut with a spectacular view of lake Henderson below

    3 March 2006

    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, …

  • View back to Mt Henderson and parked Hagglunds shortly after commencing the climb up Mt Parsons.

    30 June 2006

    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 …

  • Aurora Australis enters Horseshoe Harbour

    17 February 2006

    Mawson station has spent this week recovering from our resupply visit from the Vasiliy Golovnin V4 which left last Friday, and then hot on the Vasiliy's heels, receiving a 2 day visit from the Aurora Australis on the V3 Broke-West …

  • The Mawson Fleet line up for the Annual Regatta

    27 January 2006

    Mawson boat race Winds to 65 knots and a Harbour full of ice did little to deter the Awesome Mawson mob from celebrating Australia Day with the running of the annual Mawson yacht race. Protected from raging winds and bitter …

  • Expeditioner takes scientific reading of crevasse

    6 January 2006

    By Greg B With the recent spell of fantastic weather at Mawson a number of crevasses along designated travel routes have become visible. It is more than probable that these cracks have existed prior to now, however due to the …

  • Departure for Bechervaise

    12 January 2006

    Story By Renae B With the lovely weather which has bestowed itself upon us over the past few weeks, the sea ice is deteriorating and started to show signs of becoming unsafe for foot travel around Christmas. So, this meant …

  • The delivery!

    20 January 2006

    From Bechervaise Island One penguin, two penguins, three penguins… The sea ice is starting to break up around the island, creating a moat for our little fortress of science. Of course, our being marooned out here until the boats can …

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