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1908 ascent of Mt Erebus recalled 10 March 2008

Posted by admin in anniversaries, Antarctica, Erebus, history of volcanology, volcano culture.
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On 10 March 1908 members of the British Imperial Antarctic Expedition (also known as the Nimrod Expedition) climbed the active Antarctic volcano Mount Erebus on Ross Island, the first people to make the ascent to the crater rim. The 100th anniversary of this achievement is being marked today at the Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory, which is run by New Mexico Tech at the very un-Antarctic location of Socorro, New Mexico.

Information
Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program – summary information for Mount Erebus
MEVO – Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory
Antarctic Explorers: Ernest Shackleton – detailed biography, includes an account of the Nimrod Expedition

News
Erebus ascent recalled – Stuff.co.nz, 10 March 2008

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