Polar science used to be dominated by men. An expedition to Thwaites Glacier is helping change that.
AMUNDSEN SEA, ANTARCTICAUp on the helicopter deck Meghan Spoth and Victoria Fitzgerald practice setting up camp. Just over Spoth’s shoulder a mile-wide tabular iceberg slides past, revealing the piercing cobalt at the berg’s cold center. Spoth pulls at the brim of her condor-embroidered ballcap and tosses a roll of duct tape to Fitzgerald.