This week at Mawson

  • 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 …

  • Sea ice just starting to form in Kista Strait outside Horseshoe Harbour.

    31 March 2006

    We have had cold conditions here this week (for March) of -15 to -18 C most of the time. The sea froze very quickly early this week, after being kept open only by the strong winds generating a good surface …

  • Emperor penguin and chick

    6 October 2006

    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 …

  • Emperor penguin chicks with parent

    3 November 2006

    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 …

  • Mt Parsons

    20 October 2006

    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 …

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