Frosty beard

Copied from an ancient negative (1966). That's me among the Central Masson Ranges, after a climbing day a short distance inland from Mawson Station in Antarctica. The surface is blue ice and I'm leaning on VW "Antarctica 3" - the third in a series and the first 'usable' motor cars on the continent (one of the early explorers had a car which proved near unusable). Here's a musical link.

I originally posted this in conjunction with my ipernity article "Preserving history".
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beverley said:

good reflections in the wheel hub too ;-)
8 years ago

tiabunna replied to beverley:

Many thanks, Bev.
8 years ago

Gerard Perin said:

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tiabunna replied to Gerard Perin:

Merci beaucoup.
8 years ago ( translate )

Gudrun said:

Really cool! That must have been a fun excursion:-) I like the leopard seal on the car;-)
8 years ago

tiabunna replied to Gudrun:

Thanks, Gudrun. It was a great day, though I picked up frostbitten toes. The sign on the car was the emblem for the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions and the leopard seal part was usually known (rather unkindly) as the "leaping lizard". :-)
8 years ago

William Sutherland said:

Terrific shot!

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8 years ago ( translate )

tiabunna replied to William Sutherland:

Thanks very much, William.
8 years ago ( translate )

beverley replied to tiabunna:

good job I did not say anymore now you have released it hahaha ;-)
8 years ago

Gudrun replied to tiabunna:

I've always thought leopard seals look somewhat reptilian;-)
8 years ago

Malik Raoulda said:

Absolument magnifique,un souvenir très précieux.
Merci pour toutes ces informations.
8 years ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

A lovely image and great information George, History recorded.
8 years ago ( translate )

slgwv said:

Historic indeed! And a great opportunity to get to an area most folks will never see. What was the expedition for?
8 years ago

Richard Nuttall said:

Fantastic George absolutely fascinating
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Lian said:

Hello, George :-)
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