View from the cockpit on flight from McMurdo to Pole Station
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Philip K Swartz - 1960-61 - South Pole Station - Antarcticans Database Project
Mountain peaks above snow and glaciers.
The continent essentially has a ring of mountains surrounding a central plateau. The central plateau is covered with snow and ice - to a depth of about 10,000 feet at the pole - and this snow and ice spills out through the mountain passes, forming glaciers.
Pictures from Philip K Swartz, overwinter, South Pole, 60-61