University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 7 at the Pole

NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros

A great shot of the last LC-130 leaving the station. It marks the beginning of the winter season, in which the Pole’s population remains steady, this year at 44 people. No one will be coming or going for a while, not until flights begin to arrive again October. About half of the winterovers are shown outside on the ice, below. And as tradition dictates, they ring in the beginning of winter with a showing of all three versions of the classic Antarctic horror film “The Thing.”

NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong