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Shackleton Glacier

Listed under Frozen Landscapes in Antarctica.

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Stunning, remote and dangerous more than anything else, the Shackleton Glacier isn’t somewhere most people get the opportunity to go which is probably why adventurous souls are drawn there. The glacier bed comes from the bare rock Roberts Massif onto the Ross Ice Shelf. That probably means little to most people, bar that it is long and icy, but the terrain is one of the most spectacularly beautiful vistas you can imagine.

Another reason to fly over (most people will never get close to the opportunity of walking on it) the glacier is its name, which cements its place on an Antarctic hit list. It’s very expensive and very difficult to get to - which could be both the main reasons to try and see it to not bother - but photos just don’t do its beauty justice.

Written by  Blair Metcalfe.

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