We had now reached the southernmost extremity of the great ice barrier. It ended abruptly in a sheer wall thousands of feet high at the base of which stretched a level valley, broken here and there by low rolling hills and little clumps of forest, and with tiny rivers formed by the melting of the ice barrier at its base.
"This strip between the ice barrier and the mountains is considered neutral ground.
The political attention has turned south, away from the Wall, leaving the great ice barrier
under-manned and in poor repair.
Water can spill over the ice barrier
around the lake after strong rains, or when rock slides or avalanches hit the water.
In recent years, the ice barrier
has been forming later than usual, melting earlier than expected, and is providing less protection from storm activity.
Others include Ross Great Ice Barrier
, which captures one of Antarctica's geographical features, as well as pieces on Azore and Maori architecture.
Pictured right, from top, Dr Edward Wilson sketching on the Beardmore and Jimmy Pigg at the pony camp, Camp 15; Greta Ice Barrier
and Captain Scott's camp on Beardmore
I evade them by ducking behind the cold ice barrier
On HBO's "Game of Thrones," the men of the Night's Watch guard the ramparts of the Wall, a 700-foot-high ice barrier
with a fortress on top, all of it generated in the computer and composited with the actors.
Bespoke adventures on the trip include kite skiing, rock and ice climbing, abseiling into crevasses, 4x4 adventures to the coastal ice barrier
or to one of the science bases, a flight to the South Pole as well as access to a 12,000-strong colony of fearless emperor penguins and their hatchlings -- one of the most rarely seen wildlife events on the planet.
This causes water to rise by up to 30 metres and pressure to build until it smashes through the ice barrier
. The last time was in March 2006