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Atop an Antarctic Volcano, NSF-funded Researcher Finds Camp Site from the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic Exploration

Posted Dec 13 2012 12:34pm

1912 campsite of researchers led by geologist Raymond Priestle on Mt. Erebus.

A National Science Foundation-funded research team working on the slopes of the world’s southernmost active volcano appears to have found the remains of a camp used by explorers of the so-called “Heroic Age” of Antarctic exploration, a century after the camp was abandoned.

Although photos of the site, known as “the highest camp”, appear to match an archival photograph taken by members of the 1912 Terra Nova ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=126279&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


This is an NSF News item.

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