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Beardmore Glacier

The Beardmore Glacier in Antarctica is the largest glacier in the world. It was discovered by Ernest Shackleton during his Nimrod Antarctic expedition of 1908, and named after the expedition's sponsor. The glacier is one of the main passages from the Ross Ice Shelf through the Trans-Antarctic Mountains[?] to the Antarctic Plateau[?], and thus made the early conquest of the South Pole possible.

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