Week 46 at the Pole
Ok, they’re gone, but you can see them one last time in the photo above taken mere moments before they left. Who? IceCube’s outgoing winterovers, whose departures from the Pole had suffered some delays. The group photo includes IceCuber Ralf Auer, just arrived on the plane that was soon to take Christian and Mack away, along with current winterovers James and Martin. Winterover training begins long before setting foot at the South Pole, but it’s a continuing process. James got in some snowmobile training, and everyone got to experience a practice airdrop.