Fun in the Sun
Going on the ice is pretty special. Even on the icebreaker Healy, only people with a work-related reason are allowed to leave the ship when we stop at an ice station. That means the only people who usually go on the ice are the polar bear watch, the rescue swimmer, the writer and the photographer (us), and up to a dozen or so scientists.
But every now and then, on a particularly nice day, with particularly thick ice, something special happens: Ice liberty.
Read on about our adventure in the slideshow below. Can't see the slideshow? Get the Flash plug in »