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Historic Camp Site Discovered on Antarctica

Posted by admin on Dec 17, 2012

A campsite used by a group led by geologist Raymond Priestle during the 1912 “Race to the Pole” was recently discovered.

Oppenheimer, a volcanologist at Cambridge University in England and working at Erebus as part of an NSF team, found what he thinks is the same camp site using written accounts and historic images from the Scott Polar Research Institute in Great Britain, the NSF release said. (The institute was founded by one of the men from Scott’s party who climbed Erebus as part of the 1912 Terra Nova expedition.)

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