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The Ice of Monacobreen

The afternoon of 14th July we were here in Monachobreen. Monacobreen is up on the northern west side of Svalbard. It is an immense glacier that reaches down into Liefdefjorden on the island of Spitsbergen. Once known as Glacier de MonacoIt it was named in honour of the first Prince Albert of Monaco, a pioneering polar explorer in the early 20th century. Getting ready Wrapped in our multiple layers of thermals we trotted down to the 'wet room' where we donned our outer gear - fisherman trousers from ankle to shoulders, giant wellies, thick coats and lifejackets. It is a vision to behold - seeing us donning all the kit with legs and arms flying everywhere and puffy red faces as we struggled w

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Naomi Stolow , wildlife and nature photographer based in Dawlish, South Devon. 

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