by Carol Devine on June 12, 2012
The glare of the snow north or south is serious. If you saw the movie Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner, ᐊᑕᓈᕐᔪᐊᑦ, you would have seem some good Inuit protective eyewear.
Here’s a start to the Ant/arctic eyewear collection.
Snow goggles from one of Sir Douglas Mawson's expeditions to Antarctica Photo by Elizabeth Pascale. University of Adelaide
It was important for Scott to have his expedition seen as scientifically significant. To that end, he took along 12 researchers or scientists, including a bespectacled young Oxford graduate, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, who paid £1,000 pounds (equivalent to $120,000 to $150,000 today) to join as assistant zoologist. These are his snow goggles, fitted with prescription lenses, atop a copy of his book The Worst Journey in the World, which includes a harrowing account of a side trip in search of emperor penguin eggs. It became an instant classic. © Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. From American Museum of Natural History
William Laird McKinlay's snow goggles. Canadian National Arctic Expedition 1913-1918
This glasses are made by Nganasan man. The Nganasans are one of the indigenous peoples of Siberia. They are the northernmost of the Samoyedic peoples, living on the Taymyr Peninsula by the Arctic Ocean. From Cold United Bolot
From the McCord Museum, Montreal
Iced goggles on Felicity Aston, British Meteorologist, first to ski manually across Antarctica solo, 2012
King George Island, Antarctica, on our visit with Russians to the International Glaciology camp, 1995
by Carol Devine on June 18, 2012
Young friends from Students on Ice (SOI) we met at the International Polar Conference in Montreal are in Rio, Brazil for the UN Earth Summit, putting forth these recommendations that we endorse:
Reading the tweets this morning these odes to the future make sense as do ones that call for civilian participation, urging our leaders to act and women’s empowerment. In the spirit of Antarctic cooking and cleaning, we also can contribute to solutions for clean cookstoves.
protect these to protect us:
State Library NSW, Frank Hurley, 100 yrs ago