The original target of this contest is named after a Nobel Peace Price Laureate. Well, named after a mountain that was named after a Nobel Laureate. It’s a place that’s likely to not be there soon.
Apparently, the thing most people that got it are focusing on is a different part of the picture where a group of people spend a particularly miserable winter in 1912.
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Drygalski Ice Tongue
Mount Nansen, named after Fridtjof Nansen
Nansen ice sheet, Antarctica. The island mentioned in the hint is Inexpressible Island.
“a particularly miserable winter in 1912” : Ok, no idea about the first part of the hint, but this leads to the solution : 1912 = Scott’s polar expedition (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terra_Nova_Expedition) and thus the hint refers to the people who hibernated on Beardmore Glacier in (austral !) winter 1912. Thus :
Beardmore Glacier, ca. -75°08′, 162°58′
Actually — although the long-lat are correct, the place names aren’t. This is, rather, Mt Bellinghausen, and I’m even more confused than before because this is not where Scott’s expedition hibernated: I gather that they stayed at Beardmore, some 1000 km from Bellinghausen….
Inexpressible Island, west coast of Ross Sea, Antarctica
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