Flight delays are not uncommon at the South Pole, which can be frustrating. But sometimes there’s an upside, as there was for a recent cohort of IceCube personnel waiting to leave the Pole. They were rewarded for their delay with a flight out on a Basler aircraft (much smaller than the Herc they were waiting on), which gave them fantastic views on the way to McMurdo Station. It was a standard-issue busy week at the Pole—fixing, testing, measuring, and so on. But there were some great photos taken outside, capturing a sun dog and some mystery guests at the geographic pole marker.