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Wed 24 February 2016

The origin of the Vinson Massif - Scaling Antarctica's Highest

Professor Paul Fitzgerald Syracuse University, New York, USA

Origin of the Vinson Massif - scaling Antarctica's highest mountain for science mountain for science

Paul, part of a team of four including mountaineer Rob Hall, set out in 1989 to scale this 4892 m massif, with the aim of finding out how and why the Ellsworth Mountains formed.

Their already challenging trip involved long delays, damaged planes, weather issues and mountain rescue, as they endeavoured to collect rock samples from summit to base level.

Where:
Bentleys, Uuniversiy of Canterbury,
90 Ilam Road,
Ilam,
Christchurch

When:
6.00 pm (Doors open 5.30; refreshments available, gold coin donation appreciated) - (plenty of parking)



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