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Large fuel bladders parked on the ice at the South Pole.
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 12:30pm

It takes a lot of fuel to keep things operating all year long at the South Pole, and all that fuel must be transported to this remote locale.

Person in red parka shoveling snow outside the doors of a shipping container.
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:00am

If you want to take inventory of a shipping container’s contents, you have to get inside first, and that can mean shoveling snow first.

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 4:45pm

The South Pole has its traditions for ringing in the new year, which includes a ceremony at the geographic pole to set a new pole marker into place. 

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 3:15pm

The “Race Around the World” is a fun run around the South Pole that crosses through all the world’s time zones. 

Monday, December 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

The holiday season is often a busy time of year for many people, and things are no different at the South Pole.  

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 10:15am

It was a fairly busy week at the Pole. IceCube’s new winterovers made their first IceTop snow measurements, an outdoor task that requires daylight to perform.

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 2:30pm

The sun provided all sorts of photo opportunities at the Pole last week.  Here we see IceCube winterover Josh framed nicely in front of a sun halo with faint sun dogs.  

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 10:30am

More planes (and more fresh faces) arrived at the Pole last week.  With five planes total during the week, most of the winter crew has departed.  

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 10:45am

Last week it warmed up a bit at the Pole, rising from about -45 ºF (-43 ºC) to about -15 ºF (-26 ºC) over the course of the week. Much more summerlike. 

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 10:15am

Last week, IceCube’s current winterovers, John and Yuya, officially completed a full year at the South Pole, and they’re still going.  Their new replacements have not yet arrived, but they are on their way.