Trekking the White Continent

On most stops as the one on Cuverville Island in the Antarctic Peninsula, one is able to trek and wander on terrain that will seem previously unexplored and fresh. While the temperatures often drop below zero degrees celsius, the the sun reflecting off the snow will make you sweat and peel of layers on your way to the top of the hill or cliff. Once you get to the top you will have a chance to observe the white continent at its best- a chance to see the black rock cliffs, glaciers, and icebergs drifting into the ocean. Based on the time of the year you visit, you may even get a chance to see a glacier calve: a frozen river slowly chipping off at the edges and falling into the ocean as large chunks of ice that later form ice bergs.


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