Happy New Year! To welcome the new year here at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, we had a couple celebrations.
To start things off, what’s more appropriate on the ice than a Tiki Bar? Sure. Constructed out of a used airdrop parachute, our tiki bar included an ice bar, BBQ grill, sledding hill, and drink warmers. A few pics:
Me sledding down our hill, with my Betabrand USA Pants.
Rather than a drink cooler, what we use here is more like a drink warmer. An insulated electronics box filled with our drinks, and a bunch of disposable hand warmers. With the hand warmers, the drinks stay just barely above freezing.
Second, three bands made up of fellow polies played for us in the gym, where we danced into 2013 on NZ time.