News Release 12-229
Atop an Antarctic Volcano, NSF-funded Researcher Finds Camp Site from the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic Exploration
Find comes almost exactly a century after site was abandoned
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A campsite used by a group led by geologist Raymond Priestley during the 1912 "Race to the Pole" was recently discovered by a National Science Foundation-supported research team. Priestley's was the second study of the summit region of Mt. Erebus; the first occurred from 1907-1909.
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