Week 45 at the Pole

Person in red parka standing on treads of snow vehicle upon exiting.
Wenceslas Marie-Sainte, IceCube/NSF

Last week, there were a lot of “firsts” for IceCube’s two new winterovers, Moreno and Celas. One of these firsts was doing snow measurements at all the IceCube surface stations, a task done in the summer season when you can see what you’re doing outside. Martin and Josh showed them the ropes as they all drove around the site in a PistenBully, while the “fun” of getting in and out to actually take all the measurements was left to the newcomers. Altogether it took three half-days, and although it was cold, at least it was clear weather without much wind.

Wide-angle view of skiway at the South Pole, with a small red Basler plane parked on the left and a red shuttle bus parked off to the right.
Moreno Baricevic, IceCube/NSF