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Arctic Research Group Svalbard 1993

This was one stage in a project to develop a system of Continuous Auto- matic Monitoring of Mountain And Reticulated Glaciers (CAMMARG). Eventually it should be possible to use the system in the Greater Ranges, but in the meantime the ARG is proving it in the Paulabreen-Bakaninbreen glacier of Spitsbergen. Whilst on the glacier, the team was attacked by a polar bear, which was eventually shot at a range of 1 metre.

July - August 1993
Ian Frearson with Stephen Staley, Graeme Shaw, Richard Grant, Chris Searston, Bernard Frearson, Mike Haynes and Deborah Greaves

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