Week 45 at the Pole
Last week at the Pole was a week of no airplanes. Not only did that postpone the departure of current IceCube winterovers Mack and Christian (who was captured in this image expressing his feelings about the delay), but it prevented US Secretary of State John Kerry from making a scheduled visit to the South Pole. The lack of flights didn’t put a halt to station celebrations, though. They had a speech, some cake, and a photo at the Pole marker to honor the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps.