University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 30 at the Pole

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What is it? It looks cozy, like when kids throw a sheet over some chairs for a make-believe fort. But this one is definitely not for make-believe. It’s an inside view of a Scott tent set up at the South Pole—actually used (as in slept in overnight) by winterovers as part of their survival skills practice. And here’s the view from outside the tent.

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