This week at Mawson

  • Two Emperor Penguin feet in close up

    2 September 2016

    This week we celebrate spring with beautiful weather meaning a trip to Ledingham's Depot and lots of emperor penguin chicks at Auster.

  • a hut made of multicoloured yellow and pink panels with a green roof

    26 August 2016

    This week at Mawson we celebrate a win with the darts team triumphant in the inter-station darts competition.

  • two large rocks in a line on a glacier

    19 August 2016

    This week we celebrate National Science Week, enjoy a 48 hour film and extreme sports film festival and start spring cleaning the plateau huts and routes.

  • Pokemon dancing at Mawson

    12 August 2016

    This week at Mawson we played Pokémon Go and renovated the medical suite bathroom.

  • A small collection of buildings on the water edge with Mountain ranges in the background.

    5 August 2016

    This week we had ideal weather for a search and rescue and walks on Welch Island.

  • Two men with a large bore drill making a hole in the sea ice

    29 July 2016

    This week at Mawson we have reached the South Pole, discovered some new leisure activities and shifted a lot of snow.

  • a man running in the snow

    22 July 2016

    This week we maintain a steady pace towards the South Pole, check out the kitchen and ponder blizz days.

  • A blizzard tail next to the Red Shed

    15 July 2016

    This week at Mawson we focused on exercise with the interstation darts competition and Walk to the South Pole dominating our week.

  • A small orange hut in the middle of hills

    8 July 2016

    This week we take time out for science, checking in with the emperor penguins at Taylor Glacier, generator 2 gets a mid life service and we start walking to the south pole (virtually).

  • a large full moon and green aurora in the sky

    1 July 2016

    This week we prepare for a Walk to the South Pole with a beer and burger night and enjoy all the astronomical phenomena that 20 hours of darkness gives us time to appreciate.

  • the ice pool full of floating cubes

    24 June 2016

    This week the Antarctic community celebrated midwinter with lots of great food, icy sea baths and reflections on our history.

  • a close up of an emperor penguins head

    17 June 2016

    This week we find the emperor penguins, have a Bond marathon and ramp up the training for our walk to the South Pole.

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