University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 39 at the Pole

Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF

The last thing you want to forget to pack when you’re off to the South Pole for a year is … your lederhosen. Afterall, Oktoberfest is among the many things that winterovering folks celebrate at the station. (If you do forget your lederhosen, looks like you can get by with some clever costume creation.) Anyway, the cause for celebration doesn’t have to be something so widespread. Ripe watermelons in the greenhouse? That was enough to prompt a watermelon party last week.

Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF