Resupply operations continue at Mawson and the new station leader is handed the reigns.

Resupply operations continue at Mawson

The 30th of March 2014 saw the 67th ANARE wake to their first day on the job. The snow was blowing and the wind howling at 65 knots. Last night the 66th ANARE station leader, Graham ‘Cookie’ Cook, officially handed the station over to the incoming station leader, Steve Robertson. Each of the outgoing winterers were presented with a medallion to acknowledge their contribution to the Australian Antarctic Program. This was followed by several brief speeches before the two wintering teams adjourned to the rec room where they shared stories of Antarctic experiences.

The night also saw the new building services team respond to their first alarm. Beepers and pagers went off which sent all five of them scurrying around for a while before rectifying the problem.

Most of the 2013 wintering team have returned to the Aurora Australis as resupply operations continue.