Week 45 at the Pole

NSF/A. Vernaza

Each year, IceCube selects two individuals to serve as the project’s winterovers, to be among the folks who remain at the South Pole throughout the long winter. Above, outgoing winterovers Felipe Pedreros (left) and Blaise Kuo Tiong (right) greet newcomer Ian Rees (center) on his arrival. Wait, that’s only three—why aren’t there four, like last year? Dag Larsen, the other new 2013–2014 winterover, is coming but just isn’t there yet. Unfortunately, he will arrive after Felipe and Blaise are long gone.

Thanks to Felipe and Blaise for a great year of photos and reports, and welcome to Ian and Dag, fresh and ready to capture the year’s adventure ahead.