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NEWS CCW Staff Writer Every year since 1988, Scott McGee has spent his summers traversing the Juneau Icefield as a part of the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP), a program for students and scientists from all over the world to study and monitor the icefield's glaciers.

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After leaving the accumulation area, traversers must take off their skis and walk on the ice itself. Even though there are numerous crevasses, traveling through this area is actually very safe. This is because all the crevasses are fully exposed and there are no snow bridges to fall through. It is easy enough to just walk around the crevasses, as in this photo.
Photo By Scott Mcgee
After leaving the accumulation area, traversers must take off their skis and walk on the ice itself. Even though there are numerous crevasses, traveling through this area is actually very safe. This is because all the crevasses are fully exposed and there are no snow bridges to fall through. It is easy enough to just walk around the crevasses, as in this photo.
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