Snapshots from Summit Station...

...with captions by Phil Austin, team lead. Despite the science and station tasking that now includes additional efforts to get Summit ready for the summer season, our last crew of winter has taken a moment to answer our call for glimpses into their world at the top of Greenland's ice sheet. Here, Phil Austin gives us a tour. For orientation, CPS breaks the long winter period--September through mid-April, typically--into three phases, which are each staffed by ~5 personnel. Phil Austin, our Phase III manager, shows some activities commonly (and not so commonly) involved in turnover between crews.

Thanks to an amazing Summit team for keeping the lights on and the science going as we head toward spring.


early morning fun

cleaning tower instruments


Summit Camp from TAWO

Summit Mascot