IceCube was stable last week, but the same can’t be said for the weather at the Pole. They had high winds and mostly conditions of low visibility from blowing snow. But there were a few brief moments where things cleared, and the sun was visible on the horizon. The low sun highlights the texture of the icy surface and casts long shadows as seen in the image below taken underneath the elevated station. Last week, station crew set about the task of maintaining their climbing wall, cleaning all the holds and resetting the routes. IceCube winterover Martin seemed happy to give it all a test afterward.