Geology Heaven

January 20, 2010  |   Antarctic Peninsula Project, Blog   |   admin  |   0 Comment

Alejo Contreras, the first Chilean explorer to ski to the South Pole, has a beard a foot long (in the shape of an inverted "v").   He was, I believe, the first climber of any nationality to scale the Ellsworth Mountains (a range discovered by Lincoln Ellsworth.)  He knew Norman Vaughan, the last surviving member of the first Byrd Antarctic Expedition.  ...

Just A Taste

January 19, 2010  |   Antarctic Peninsula Project, Blog   |   admin  |   0 Comment

The foot of the glacier looks like the bottom of an ordinary snow-covered hill.  But when you brush some of the snow away with the toe of your boot, you see ice underneath.  Two additional facts:  The glacier should more properly be called an icecap, and it has a mezzanine.  If you're standing at the foot and you look up, ...

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