University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 8 at the Pole

Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF
Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF

The sun is still out at the South Pole, but it’s getting low in the sky (they have one loooong sunset down there). And it’s cold as usual—a quick run around the block left IceCube winterover Benjamin looking a little frosty. Indoors things are warm, and there have been plenty of fun activities, like volleyball, board games, movie nights, and yoga classes. The station’s supply of fresh fruit is dwindling, but the greenhouse is in full swing, ensuring regular salads with their meals. For some, a lovely chocolate and hazelnut dessert might be enough to forget about the lack of fresh fruit. At least for a while.

Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF
Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF
Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF
Benjamin Eberhardt, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF