What is Union Glacier Antarctica?

What is Union Glacier Antarctica?

Union Glacier ( 79°45′S 082°30′W ), is a large, heavily crevassed glacier which receives the flow of several tributaries and drains through the middle of the Heritage Range, Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica.

Where is Union Glacier in Antarctica?

Ellsworth Land
The Union Glacier Camp is the only private seasonally occupied camp site located in Ellsworth Land in Antarctica. The camp is located in the Heritage Range, below the Ellsworth Mountains, on Union Glacier, that gives the camp its name. Union Glacier Camp, December 2013.

How far is union glacier from the South Pole?

600 nautical miles
Our neighbors at the South Pole are just over 600 nautical miles (1138 km) away.

How do you become a union glacier?

Union Glacier Camp is only accessible by air and the journey involves a 4 ¼ hour flight from Punta Arenas, Chile. The wheeled IL-76 aircraft lands on a naturally-occurring and maintained ice runway on the Union Glacier, where competitors take their first steps in Antarctica.

How is the Union Glacier Camp sustainable?

We believe in responsible and sustainable tourism where our guests leave Antarctica with a greater appreciation of its remarkable natural values. We encourage a culture of environmental stewardship through training and our activities are planned to have the minimum effect on the environment.

Can you walk to the South Pole?

The conditions in Antarctica can be beautiful one minute and fierce the next and even if you are flying to the Pole you will need to walk across the uneven surface to reach the actual Pole itself and get around the camp at Union Glacier.

What do they eat in Antarctica?

What to Eat in Antarctica?

  • Pemmican. Pemmican is a mix of ground and dried meat featuring a whole lot of fat.
  • Hoosh. Hoosh is a combination of Pemmican, biscuits and melted ice.
  • Sledging Biscuits. These plain biscuits come high in energy.
  • Duck. Among fowl, the most popular in Antarctica is definitely duck.

Why is Antarctica blurred?

Most military and defense facilities, along with many private homes, appear blurred in mapping services. The vast majority of Antarctica is also in low resolution due to the bright, often featureless, ice and snow making high-resolution imaging both difficult and largely unnecessary.