Van and I ran to the edge of the pressure ridge before our guide got out of
the other plane. We witnessed what the other members of the expedition would
not see - a recently formed frozen lead area. This area of the pole had a
recent exposed area of water (lead). This can be seen in the background. In
the foreground can be seen a portion of the pressure ridge - a block of ice
about 4 feet exposed. The color of the ice was a beautiful turquoise.