This week at Casey: 13 September 2019

A busy team kicking goals

It’s all happening

Throughout the winter, one of the large station projects has been the continuation of the Red Shed refurbishment. This week we were able to celebrate the completion of the first floor with an opening reception, acknowledging the efforts of two wintering teams and a space that can be enjoyed by many teams to come.

The week also saw the completion of the second traverse to Law Dome and good progress on the Wilkins runway. The traverse team completed the 133km trip to Law Dome, in good weather, and completed the necessary calibration and maintenance on the Automatic Weather Station for the year. Before departing Law Dome, the team confirmed that all messages were being received and the data was correct with the Bureau of Meteorology.

Otherwise the team is progressing work on Casey’s new Utility Building, the ground floor of the Red Shed, Tank House and finished a Main Power House engine rebuild.   

This week saw Casey blanketed in white with recent snow fall and some of the densest fog we’ve had so far this season.

Looking across the red shed 1st floor with new paint, carpet and decorations on the wall
Red Shed 1st floor — All done
(Photo: Amy Hobbs)
Sixteen team members of the traverse standing infront of the tractor
Traverse Team 1 & 2
(Photo: Chris MacMillian)
Blue Hagg followed by the tractor and then green hagg separting Station
Traverse departing Station
(Photo: Chris MacMillian)
Hagg leading the way followed by the tractor and trailers up an incline to Law Dome
Driving 10 hours up the hill to Law Dome
(Photo: Craig Butsch)
Law Dome Camp at night with Haggs and trailers
The most isolated camp on earth
(Photo: Craig Butsch)
Working on the AWS with the vehicles in the background under a clear night
Working on the AWS
(Photo: Craig Butsch)
Ben and Josh standing in front of a green hagg with the blue hagg in the backdround in front of the Red Shed
Ben and Josh heading back to Wilkins
(Photo: Chris MacMillian)
The completed bar with red and blue walls and the new bar area
Red Shed Bar — Splinters
(Photo: Amy Hobbs)