Geographic South Pole


Fourmilab South Pole Expedition

January, 2013

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Polar Snowscapes

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You need only walk a couple of hundred metres from the South Pole to encounter snowscapes upon which no other human has ever trod. They are dominated by sastrugi, formed on the snow by wind and deposition of snow. These are remarkable to behold, but another thing entirely to polar explorers who had to drag their sledges across them one by one.

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by John Walker
February 22nd, 2013
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