Week 48 at the Pole

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

Three people in short-sleeved shirts lying on blanket facing camera eating ice cream cones at the Pole.
Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF

What better way to spend a nice sunny day than lying on a blanket enjoying an ice cream cone.  That’s what IceCube’s winterovers thought.  No matter that the nice day is at the South Pole, sunny maybe but definitely not warm.  They are actually lounging for their photo session at the ceremonial South Pole.  It was an active week at the Pole, with equipment upgrades and replacements continuing at the ICL and lots of outdoor digging and snow removal to uncover and inspect equipment.  And Kathrin shared German Christmas cookies with the station to celebrate the beginning of the season.

Person standing around a dug out area in the snow
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF

Three people in red parkas, waving in distance near snow-covered large equipment
Delia Tosi, IceCube/NSF

Three large trays of cookies set out on a table
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF