The sun has not quite set at the South Pole, but it’s low and the shadows are getting longer. Last week, IceCube’s winterovers were busy (working and playing) outdoors. Marc learned to launch a weather balloon, so he can join the rotation of volunteers to launch daily balloons as there’s no meteorologist stationed at the Pole this winter. Hrvoje took advantage of a long weekend to go camping. He pitched a Scott tent, named for South Pole explorer Robert F. Scott, right beside the geographical Pole and spent the night. According to Hrvoje, it apparently wasn’t “that cold,” even though the temperature was around -40 °C.