This week at Mawson

  • 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.

  • A large ice berg with a ridged top

    10 June 2016

    This week we prepare for midwinter, had our first night at Beche and answer questions on life in Antarctica.

  • A man using a electric drill to drill a hole in the sea ice

    3 June 2016

    This week at Mawson Tony D writes about successfully proving the route to Macey Hut; we are training hard for a race (I mean walk) to the South Pole; and we have lots to be thankful for.

  • a sunrise with a wind turbine in front

    27 May 2016

    This week at Mawson we discovered that txting acronyms were invented by Antarctic Division telegraph operators, explored the fire Hägglunds and practised 'packaging' people.

  • A yellow Hagglunds with a orange caravan attached to the back and a Mountain range in the distance

    20 May 2016

    This week Mawson held a morning tea to raise awareness of MS, and share some pictures of the caravanning trip to the South Masson Range.

  • a round orange hut mounted on skids

    13 May 2016

    This week at Mawson we got a big dump of snow and experienced the joys of caravanning.

  • A man surrounded by a cloud of ice crystals

    6 May 2016

    This week at Mawson we celebrate the cold weather by making ice angels, creating meats for midwinter, and preparing for sea ice travel with Hägglunds safety training.

  • Close up of a pile of biscuits or cookies, made from oats

    29 April 2016

    This week we commemorated ANZAC Day and installed the major piece of our new BBQ deck.

  • A simple hut made from different coloured pieces of board

    22 April 2016

    This week there was a murder to solve, Jenga towers came crashing down and the hydroponics started to give the crew a supply of fresh lettuce.

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