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icecap

a thick mass of glacial ice and snow that permanently covers an area of land, such as either of the polar regions or the peak of a mountain
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Tours last up to one hour and are preceded by a guided exploration of the icecap, followed by a ride to the cave entrance in an eight-wheel-drive truck.
Polar bears mainly live off small seals, ensconced in holes in the icecap.
Over the last 20 years, the icecap has already shrunk by 17%, which is a huge problem for a region like Greenland, Robet Corell, Chairman of the Climate Panel of the Arctic Council, told the conference attended by MPs from 8 countries (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden) during the first weekend of September in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
Every summer--December through February--Antarctica's glacial icecap launches about 5,000 giant icebergs into the sea.
Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen skied across Greenland's icecap from east to west in 1888.
I've skied across the Greenland Icecap, made first ascents of Arctic mountains and run an Antarctic Research Station.
Alex Hibbert was involved in an expedition to the Vatnajokull icecap with a friend when the pair got into difficulties.
Travelling to 38 different countries, his trips have included seven months spent in Antarctica, a winter in Spitzbergen, a 400-mile unsupported sled traverse of the Greenland Icecap, and two weeks marooned on a remote Atlantic rock to photograph an epic seabird harvest.
London, Nov 28 (ANI): London's Science Museum will feature three pieces of ice core, drilled from the Antarctic icecap, which could help scientists predict Earth's future weather.
Dubai: Guinness world record holder and arctic explorer Adrian Hayes is just one sponsor short for his next challenge, the first unassisted south to north crossing of the Greenland icecap by both foot and kite - which could take up to 65 days.
Analysis of boulders deposited by glaciers in Antarctica has shown that the rate at which the icecap is melting has increased dramatically in recent years, according to research published in the journal Geology.