Week 11 at the Pole

Group of winterovers posing around the post at the ceremonial South Pole.
Howard Rodenberg, UTMB

Where is the horizon? Well, it must be there somewhere, hidden between the white of the snow on the ground and the white of the cloudy sky above. These winterovers were posing at the ceremonial Pole during a recent “sunset stroll,” which was technically a 3K race but one that could be done in a serious way or in a more relaxed manner. However, with record low temperatures and strong winds, it really couldn’t be that relaxing. Last week, IceCube’s winterovers also spent a lot of time outdoors clearing snow from around the IceCube Lab (ICL), not just the exterior stairs and walkways but also the snow ramp at its base. It looked quite neat and tidy afterward, compared to the previous week. And Marc captured a nice view of the setting sun from inside the ICL (oh, there’s the horizon).

The IceCube Lab after snow grooming.
Marc Jacquart, IceCube/NSF
View of the setting sun from out a window of the IceCube Lab.
Marc Jacquart, IceCube/NSF