Week 44 at the Pole
Another summer season at the South Pole station means another changing of the guard for IceCube’s winterovers. This year’s Erik Beiser and Stephan Richter have arrived, two fresh faces ready to embark on their yearlong adventure, while Dag Larsen and Ian Rees, last year’s winterovers, made their final preparations for leaving the ice. There is always some planned overlap time so that those departing can share their experience with the new arrivals before they leave. Below are some images from Erik and Stephan’s last leg of their journey—Erik about to board, produce (“freshies”) in boxes, spectacular view of the Transantarctic Mountains, and view of the station from the plane's cockpit.