Month: December 2017

Adélies at Mawson

/ 31 December 2017

“Sunset” on station

I know I often talk about weather or the sun here on station, but it is definitely given regular consideration each day by expeditioners – is it going to be good weather to get off station? Do outdoor projects need to be tied down before a blizz hits? Is the...

/ 30 December 2017

The coolest jobs on the planet

Thinking about a cool job in 2018? In today’s Courier Mail article I was interviewed about what it’s like working in Antarctica. To see roles available for next season check out the AAD Jobs website.

/ 23 December 2017

‘Tis the season

/ 22 December 2017

Happy Midsummer!

Today at 9:28pm local marks the summer solstice, when the sun is tracking at its highest point in the southern hemisphere sky for the year. Most importantly this is the turning point for the summer season, and we know the sun will gradually wind its way back down the sky...

/ 21 December 2017

Learning to drive a Hägglunds

According to the Division website: Hägglunds are Swedish dual-cab, medium class, over-snow vehicles which can carry four passengers in the front cab. They have a towing capacity of 2 tonnes on suitable sleds, and they operate over most snow and ice terrain including sea ice and soft snow. They are...

/ 16 December 2017

Anyone for golf?

The Mawson Links Invitational was held at Horseshoe Harbour on Sunday afternoon. For a full write up check out my article A gallant round of golf on the Division website.

/ 12 December 2017

A trip to Auster to see the Emperors

Last week a small group of us summer expeditioners who had not yet been out to Auster Rookery to see the Emperor Penguins kept a close eye on the weather forecast. We were desperately hoping for a clear day before the weekend, as the sea ice that far away from...

/ 5 December 2017