"Is that the Axel Heiberg?"
Axel Heiberg Glacier towards the Ross Ice Shelf from the air, above the Icefall
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Hauling on the Axel Heiberg 2
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Axel Heiberg Glacier
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Hauling on the Axel Heiberg 1
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Tent on the Axel Heiberg
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The Axel Heiberg Glacier is a valley glacier, 48 km (30 miles) long, descending from the high-elevations of the Antarctic Plateau into the Ross Ice Shelf (nearly at sea level) between the Herbert Range and Mt. Don Pedro Christophersen in the Queen Maud Mountains. Roald Amundsen named it for Axel Heiberg, a Norwegian businessman and patron of science, who contributed to numerous Norwegian polar expeditions.