University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 37 at the Pole

NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom

This photo of the station manager placing a flag at the ceremonial South Pole exemplifies the cold, windy week they just had there. Cold…wind…so what’s new? Actually, one piece of news is that their freezer broke down, requiring them to remove all the food and take it outside for safekeeping. A fine solution given the location, but solving one problem did create another—ice cream that couldn’t be served without an extended warm-up.

NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom