This week at Mawson

  • An expeditioner abseiling down Rumdoodle Peak

    23 December 2016

    This week at Mawson we climb mountains and farewell two of our number out to Bechervaise Island.

  • The midnight sun with two snow petrels resting on the snow

    16 December 2016

    This week at Mawson - the last visit to Welch Island, an overnight at Bechervaise and the tide gauge is reinstated.

  • A view of Mawson station in the sunshine from the top of one of the wind turbines

    9 December 2016

    This week at Mawson we went on survival training, took time to take in the view and observed the Adélie penguins on the surrounding islands.

  • Three Häggs waiting for the plane on the apron of the SLA

    2 December 2016

    This week at Mawson we celebrate with new friends and old, visit the Rookery Islands and prepare for a plane – farewelling some and welcoming one.

  • Adelie penguin colony with Beche huts in the background

    25 November 2016

    This week the last of the summer crowd arrives and Béche hut is prepared for the incoming researchers.

  • A view across the spine of a mountain range

    18 November 2016

    We say goodbye to some of the crew and welcome new faces to Mawson. There is fresh produce, mail and a great energy around the station.

  • A large green aurora above West arm

    11 November 2016

    A look back at the highlights of the past season before the new one begins.

  • A baby seal lying on the sea ice

    4 November 2016

    This week at Mawson, three expeditioners get energetic walking from Rumdoodle to station, and the first photos of a Weddell seal pup.

  • A ice cliff with a line of sediment running through it

    28 October 2016

    This week we prepare the unprepared ski landing area, welcome the Adélie's back and celebrate the hydroponics

  • The view of a ridge of a mountain set in a clear sky

    21 October 2016

    A walk up Mt Elliott reveals some breathtaking scenery, while a trip to Rookery Islands takes the breath away! The winter fire team are thankful for the experience and the expert training they received.

  • A yellow hagg and a quad bike driving on the sea ice

    14 October 2016

    This week at Mawson we celebrate Oktoberfest, get ready for Adélie penguins and prepare the kitchen for the summer expeditioners due in about four weeks time.

  • A yellow aurora over the old hanger building

    7 October 2016

    The emperor penguin chicks get bigger, the most amazing aurora australis this year, cameras get checked ready for the return of wildlife and a roast was the toast of Saturday!

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