This week at Mawson

  • Mid-winter Light

    2 July 2010

    Expeditioner weight remains consistent at 1.2 tonnes.

  • Mawson expeditioner practices self-arrest on a  snow slope

    18 December 2009

    Field training for expeditioners continues, Adelie penguin tagging, a lost emperor penguin juvenile visits the station and an early morning fire drill sends expeditioners into bracing conditions.

  • Blue skies towards Colbeck

    11 December 2009

    Spectacular photos of a trip to the emperor penguin colony at beautiful Colbeck, a birthday, equipment maintenance and continuing expeditioner training.

  • Expeditioners celebrate outside the red shed

    4 December 2009

    Cocktails to celebrate reaching the full complement of summering Mawsonites, trips to Auster Rookery and Bchervaise Island and first silly birthday party of summer season.

  • Cartoon of Mawson Station Expeditioner waiting for the helicopters

    7 November 2008

    This will be the 2007/08 Mawson team's last edition as we're about to stand aside and make room for the new team to take our place. A big thanks to the Mawson team for contributing to Icy News each week …

  • Cartoon of Mawson Station Chef protecting the last of his fresh eggs

    31 October 2008

    This week's News from Robyn M It's that time of year in Antarctica, when we savour the last morsels of any remaining fresh produce. Our gallant onions and potatoes are hanging on, thanks to a crack team of slushies who …

  • Tony and Gary carpet cleaning

    17 October 2008

    Tony and Gary carpet cleaning Photo: Robyn M It's only a matter of weeks before we'll see our first helicopters and a bunch of fresh new faces as our time here at Mawson soon comes to an end. As …

  • Peter and his famous fresh salads

    10 October 2008

    This week's illustration If Mawson's blue hagg could speak it would tells us some amazing stories about her life at Mawson – I'm sure the big blue girl would have a lot to say. But alas, she is getting old …

  • Cartoon of Mawson Station Expeditioner with plans to ride quad bike to Davis Station

    14 November 2008

    Last week I reported it was our last 'Station News weekly update' for the season as we were expecting to see the new crew come in and for us to hand over the station… well, the Mawson 2008 Winterers are …

  • Mawson Station from the plateau, showing the Horseshoe Harbour iceberg.

    19 December 2008

    The Horseshow Harbour Iceberg Mawson from the plateau, showing the Horseshoe Harbour iceberg. Photo: Peter S One of the reasons Mawson Station was built at this site (in 1954), is that it has a very nice sheltered harbour in a …

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