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.



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