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Podcast: Unraveling the mystery of Antarctica's hidden peaks - the Gamburtsev Mountains

The Gamburtsev Mountains, Antarctica Photo: British Antarctic Survey

In this podcast, we speak to Professor Robin Bell, a geo-physicist at the Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York. Robin Bell led a major multi-national expedition to Antarctica in 2008, the Antarctic Gamburtsev Province Project (AGAP), to explore the Gamburtsev Mountain range. 

The Gamburtsev Mountains in Antarctica are the size of the European Alps. But no human being has ever laid eyes on them - because they are totally buried beneath the mighty East Antarctic ice sheet, 600m in some places, but more than 1 kilometer in others.

Click here to listen to the podcast interview of Professor Robin Bell from Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York.





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