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1912 Campsite of Researchers Led by Geologist Raymond Priestle on Mt. Erebus

Caption: A campsite used by a group led by geologist Raymond Priestle during the 1912 "Race to the Pole" was recently discovered by a National Science Foundation-supported research team. Priestle's was the second study of the summit region of Mt. Erebus; the first occurred from 1907-1909.

Credit: Picture Library, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

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