1882

Peak 1882 with Lake Chad and the Suess Glacier in the foreground.

Peak 1882, its elevation in meters, rises from the Asgard Range west of Lake Hoare.  Flanked by the Suess Glacier on the east and the La Croix Glacier on the west, there is no easy way up 1882.  I’m sure it’s been climbed, but it is formally off limits to USAP contractors and grantees, so people won’t brag about it.   It is visited commonly though, by IT techs and helo pilots–there is a telephone and internet repeater on the peak that supports the camp at Lake Bonney that is serviced by helicopter.  Bad weather this year prevented flights to the peak until about a week ago, so Bonney had no telephone and internet.  They were forced to use the Taylor Valley Repeater, which is like using a party line–everyone in the Valley and in McMurdo could listen into their business.

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1882 looking NE from near the helo landing zone at Bohner Creek.  Priscu Creek in the foreground, running west from the Lacroix Glacier to Bonney Lake, behind the photographer.

Peak 1882 looking NE from near the helicopter landing zone at Bohner Creek. Priscu Creek in the foreground, running west,below the Lacroix Glacier, to Bonney Lake, behind the photographer.  Suess Glacier in the middle background.

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