Week 28 at the Pole

A couple of people skiing along a path at the South Pole under a starry sky.
Aman Choksi, SPT/NSF

With the Polympics now over, you’d think the winterovers might be resting a bit—but not this crew. Last week at the Pole, a number of winterovers, including IceCube’s Celas, participated in a tetrathalon competition with another station. This event had them running on treadmills and skiing outside, which for Celas was only his second time skiing ever. There was a nice winter sky to ski under, with stars and some faint auroras. But the real star of the show last week was pizza. Celas and Moreno, along with two other winterovers, conceived and executed a pizza delivery service at the station. People could place their orders by radio and get their pizzas delivered anywhere in the main station. The four pizzaiolos baked 43 pizzas in less than two hours!

Person running on treadmill, with two behind cheering him on.
Wenceslas Marie-Sainte, IceCube/NSF
Four pizzaiolos in the South Pole station kitchen.
Dennis Perkins, UTMB/NSF
Close-up of a plated calzone and pizza.
Moreno Baricevic, IceCube/NSF