University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 30 at the Pole

Hans Boenish, NSF
Hans Boenish, NSF

Last week the weather was a bit mixed, and the winterovers had their lunar eclipse viewing marred by blowing snow. Regardless, they still got together outdoors for a group photo. Earlier in the week, the weather and skies were clear, which benefited the weekly Technical Rescue training, where they learned to “self-arrest” or stop oneself when sliding down a steep slope. Definitely a handy skill in certain situations. Recreation during the week leaned toward the old-fashioned type, with a regular old LAN party.

Johannes Werthebach, IceCube/NSF
Johannes Werthebach, IceCube/NSF
Johannes Werthebach, IceCube/NSF
Johannes Werthebach, IceCube/NSF