Last week at the Pole was somewhat busy, but not too busy to pitch a Scott tent and sleep outdoors.
It’s getting colder, and when temperatures get too low, the winterovers can’t use snow vehicles to get around.
At the South Pole, you get only two seasons, and last week the South Pole station closed for…winter!
Last week was quiet for the IceCube detector but not so quiet for the South Pole station—lots of activity going on there.
More than half of the upcoming winterover crew arrived last week to the South Pole, much later than in typical years.
While it’s still summer at the Pole and the sun is shining on many days, there’s no getting away from the cold and snow.
Last week was fairly quiet at the Pole, with the highlight going to touring the ice tunnels below the station.
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.