University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 51 at the Pole

Geoffrey Chen, SPT/NSF
Geoffrey Chen, SPT/NSF

There are many well-established traditions at the South Pole, and the “Race Around the World” (above) is one of them—a fun run that covers about a two-mile circumference around the South Pole, crossing through all the world’s time zones. Costumes optional, but part of the fun. Last week at the Pole they celebrated Christmas, with a special meal, gift exchange, carols, and an open mic night. IceCube winterover Josh received a particularly cool gift from his Secret Santa—a metal-crafted and engraved South Pole station ornament.

Geoffrey Chen, SPT/NSF
Geoffrey Chen, SPT/NSF
Josh Veitch-Michaelis, IceCube/NSF
Josh Veitch-Michaelis, IceCube/NSF
Josh Veitch-Michaelis, IceCube/NSF
Josh Veitch-Michaelis, IceCube/NSF