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Krakauer/Anker Remeasurement of Vinson (10 Feet Higher) Topic of Feb NOVA Show

January 30 2003 at 10:31 AM
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In January 2001 an eight-person NOVA team stood atop the highest peak in Antarctica, Mt. Vinson, having arrived by a difficult, unexplored route. Among them were author and climber Jon Krakauer and acclaimed mountaineer Conrad Anker.

To scale the peak, the team battled 60-mile-an-hour winds and temperatures as low as 35 degrees below zero. "Mountain of Ice," airing Tuesday, February 11 at 8 PM ET on PBS, chronicles their daunting journey as well as their efforts both to measure the rate of snow accumulation in Antarctica's highest mountains and to take the first high-precision GPS reading from Vinson's summit. (Their measurement came in at 16,067 feet, ten feet higher than previously measured.)

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PBS's Nova Vinson Web Site

John Krakauer Books

Conrad Anker Books

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