Celebrations on Ice

NZ and US scientists in Antarctica recently celebrated the centenary of the first midwinter stopover by British explorers. Fun and games included swimming naked in an ice hole and hurling a (frozen) turkey in Scottish Highland-style games. Staff at Scott Base can look forward to their first peek of spring sun on August 19th, the same day as their next scheduled supply flight. “Don’t toss that turkey just yet professor.”

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