South Pole Winter 2017
Above, the 2017 winterover photo, taken and created by Hunter Davis and Matt Smith. It actually is a composite of three photos taken during the winter and dawn. An awesome photo!!! Here's a slightly larger file size version.
Above, a larger look at the base photo.
Below, the list of names.
Above, the spectacular midwinters day greeting card, created by Martin Wolf and
Hunter Davis. In the group photo, folks are wearing work clothes, carrying things
that represent their jobs...and/or displaying other important items. Here's a larger
version of the group photo (404 kb).
Above, the midwinter dinner menu (closeup). The dinner was on Sunday 18 June, the first day of the two-day weekend.
Polies getting ready to enjoy the feast. In the foreground can be seen the plaque and photo of Rodney Marks on the memorial table traditionally set up for the four winterovers who lost their lives at Pole.
Other events during dinner included a role-playing murder mystery, as well as the announcement by machinist Matt Krahn of the winning 2018 Pole marker design by Martin Wolf (sorry, no photographs until 1 January 2018). The weekend also included a beard/mustache contest and a showing of The Shining.
While all of this was going on, the outside temperature dipped briefly into
3 digits (ºF)...but not long enough for any extracurricular activity.
Additional photo credits--the menu photo is from James Casey; photos of the menu closeup and the folks at dinner are from Mike Rice.