From the Mawson Station Web info – This week at Mawson: 4 March 2011
Expeditioners take cover from a landing helicopter(Photo: Dave Morrison)
Well, it’s resupply time at Mawson. With an iceberg causing the sea ice to remain intact this year the Aurora Australis was forced to remain thirty nautical miles offshore and commence resupply by helicopter. This method of resupplying the station creates more than its fair share of problems, however with exceptional efforts from the AA team, all expeditioners aboard, the helicopter crews and everyone ashore at Mawson we now have station shelves that are looking nice and healthy in all departments. At the time of writing the weather has forced a break in proceedings, but it is expected that we shall resume again soon.