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Members of the 2015 South Pole Station winter-over crew remove the flags that encircle the ceremonial pole for the winter. Numbers Game
Features / Life on the Ice
Monday June 15, 2015

Spending a winter in Antarctica is just as challenging as it sounds. For the 45 people who remain at the South Pole Station through the cold and dark months this year, winter is a unique experience shared by a rare few. This year's crew by the numbers.
Veteran Ben Armstrong raises the New Zealand flag at Scott Base during an ANZAC ceremony honoring the sacrifices of military personnel on April 25. Day of Remembrance
Features / Life on the Ice
Monday May 11, 2015

On April 25, New Zealand's Scott Base crew invited McMurdo Station residents to make the two-kilometer trip over the hill and join them in celebrating ANZAC Day, a holiday honoring the fallen soldiers from the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps in World War I and subsequent conflicts.

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