Week 4 at the Pole

NSF/I. Rees

IceCube winterover Ian Rees was invited to fly around in a Twin Otter and photograph South Pole buildings from above. Here’s a nice aerial shot that he took of the ICL (IceCube Lab). You can clearly see the shadow of the aircraft as they passed by. On the ground last week, the station winterovers held a mass casualty incident (MCI) drill, which tests their emergency response systems. They perform triage, evacuate the injured, and clear the scene. The scenario for this drill was a building collapse with five people injured—it was apparently smooth sailing during this pseudocatastrophe.

NSF/P. Sullivan