Last week at the Pole was busy, with tours, emergency training, and the annual South Pole marathon.
IceCube winterover Moreno is walking off in the distance under a large halo.
Last week was the “last” (52nd) week of the year at the South Pole, and as usual, there was a lot going on.
A lot happened at the Pole last week, even though there aren’t a lot of pictures to show for it.
Last week the first LC-130 of the season arrived at the Pole, staying long enough to offload its contents and then reload with cargo to take back to McMurdo.
The South Pole traverse showed up at the Pole last week bearing essential fuel and cargo.
Last year’s IceCube winterovers, Martin and Josh, finally boarded a departing flight after weather delays kept them longer at the Pole.
Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the US and as such is celebrated at the South Pole, too.
Last week was busy at the South Pole—and cold, too, even though it’s summer there.
Last week, IceCube’s two new winterovers, Moreno and Celas, had their first experience doing snow measurements at all the IceCube surface stations.