The scientists at this research station have their own in-house indie band called Nunatak
Vlad the Impaler have increased their lead over Nunatak
, with Roadrunner and Journeymaker fast on their heels.
3 c Johannesburg - Nunatak
726-A playful two-year-old last year who never stopped taking the mickey and has had the snip as a result
(nun-a-tack)--a horde of ferocious crucifix-wielding Franciscan Sisters who famously attacked Dalmietta during the Eighth Crusade in 1269 [an isolated rocky peak encircled by a glacier]
They disappeared into the distance toward the snow-covered rock--perhaps a nunatak
, lying in wait for global warming to melt the ice and transform its landmass into a real island.
1) was thought to have occurred early, while the Plateau may have been a nunatak
during the Late Wisconsinan (Rampton et al.
The overriding theme of this year's winners was comfort, including the Nunatak
Raku Alpine Bag ($497 to $581).
Age Date Site Location (yr) ice-free Substrate 1 4 km W of Riggs 22 1968 till Glacier terminus 2 3 km N of Nunatak
45 1944 till Cove, at BM "Fred" 3 NE of head of 55 1934 till Goose Cove 4 immediately N of 78 1910 till Klotz.
Dwarfing all is the horizon-filling sweep of the Alsek Glacier, whose two great arms plunge directly into the lake on either side of a nunatak
, a central dividing mountain that has managed to with-stand the press of eons.
, and rock flour are terms that come to life when you hike to a subalpine island of dwarf vegetation (a krummholz), gaze at an isolated outcrop unscathed by a glacier's advance (a nunatak
), or dabble your toes in an icy lake colored opaque turquoise by fine glacial silt (rock flour).
Comments: PhytoCellTec nunatak
is based on stem cells from Saponaria pumila--a flower that survived the last Ice Cge.