I do have to thank myself again for giving my husband a slide scanner for Christmas. Here’s another treasure: a picture of him skiing near Palmer Station, taken on 7 December 1997. The glacier he is on is near “Skua Pond”, a popular bathing spot of the local gang of Brown Skuas.
The bit of glacier at the top left of the picture is gone now – it melted away in the course of the Antarctic Peninsula warming, which was already becoming very obvious even around the time the picture was taken and which brings with it significant changes in the area. There is now open water in this very spot.More at 60south.com.