National Geographic : 1942 Sep
James K.Penfield Where Solid Ice Flows Like a Lazy River-the Frederikshaab Glacier, an Outlet for the Icecap Covering four-fifths of Greenland is the Inland Ice, a frozen sea with a maximum measured depth of 8,850 feet. Here weather isborn-storms howling at100miles an hour and temperatures sinking to -85° F. Nunataks (mountain tops) rise like islands above this waste, but, exceptalong theedges, life isnowhere. Mirages and snow blindness harass the explorer. In winter, man's expelled breath crackles as it freezes. In summer, rivers of melted snow cascade into unfathomable crevasses. Here at its moraine, where it plows up the soil, the glacier is granular and almost black. Note tiny figure of a manperched on theiceincenter.