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Amundsen Glacier

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At 128kms long, the Amundsen Glacier originates on the polar plateau and drains into the ocean beside the Nilsen Plateau. It is an icy desert, smooth in some places and cracked with icy spires in others, it is one of the most remote and formidable places on earth, when swept by high winds and blizzards is terrifying, but it the calm bright spring light, it is a majestic sight. Named, as so many glaciers are for members of scientific parties, the Amundsen is named for a Roald Amundsen, who lead the first successful expedition to the South Pole in December 19211, then disappeared in 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission to the North Pole.

Written by  Pavel Rejstra.

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