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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


The Gannochy Glacier, Staunings Alps

Accession no.: Y: 2012/20/67
Object name: Chalk and charcoal sketch
Title: The Gannochy Glacier, Staunings Alps
Description: Pingo Pass Base Camp at 500m offered superb views of the Staunings Alps and its peaks and glaciers opposite. The artist sketched this stepped glacier while waiting for Twin Otter to pick up. Plane landed at 12.30pm (half an hour later) and briefly disgorged artists Bruce Pearson and James Morrison. Bob Burton wnet off with them for his Arcturus Artists' expedition at Mestersvig. At 1.45pm the twin otter returned to take our expedition to Constable Point, en route to Akureyri
Medium: Chalk and charcoal sketch
Artist: Woolmore, Ray
Note: Viewed from Pingo Pass Base Camp on the eastern side of Schuchert Dal. Approx. Lat. 71°48'N, long. 24°15'W. (Danmark-Gronland 1:250,000 Sheet 71Ø.2 Stauning Alper.)
  • Picture: Width: 220mm, height: 152mm
  • mount: Dimensions: ?