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- 1980's - Antarcticans Database Project -
Getting fresh water from a glacier - 1984. There are many pictures in this section of snow-blocking and ice-blocking to get fresh water, but this one has to show the most extreme form. All the factors of difficulties in getting ice from a glacial source apply, with the addition that this one is taking place at an actual glacier snout - the Orwell Glacier about a mile or so from base as the skidoo drives.
Particularly difficult in hacking man-moveable sized lumps from building sized pieces of ice in the first place with the additional difficulty of then loading them onto a sledge, driving them back to base and unloading them in the melt tank.
It happened as there was no alternative form of water as snow for blocking or nearer ice available.
Photo; © Mark Sanders