University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 51 at the Pole

James Casey, IceCube/NSF
James Casey, IceCube/NSF

Last week, Christmas was celebrated in many parts of the world, and that includes the South Pole. They had a makeshift “cargo” tree, presents for the winterovers, a fancy dinner—complete with a printed menu and assorted European desserts, and a party in the gym. The Race Around the World, another traditional event for this time of year, was also held on Christmas day. The images below show the official pace car and some runners spaced out along the route—a two-mile course that cuts across every time zone.

Ralph Auer, IceCube/NSF
Ralph Auer, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF
Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF