Why is the glacier blue?

Around our camp area, the surface of the glacier consists of bare ice. Precipitation events are rare and strong glacial winds blow away every single snow flake out onto the Ross Ice Shelf. Within the past week, we have experienced wind velocity up to 45 knots reducing the temperature down to -20 degrees Celsius. This is not just cool, it is ice cold. Inhaling the cold air through your nose instantly freezes the moisture inside your nostrils. This feeling of freshness lets us forget that we have been wearing the same clothes for nearly 2 weeks already. YUCK!

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