Pingo – Difficult Ice Sightseeing of Canada

Pingo is formed as a result of the so-called "closed" system of non-nominal soil, developing in the zone of constantly murous soil.

Pingo – Ice Landmark in Canada Pingo – Ice Landmark, Canada

Pingo is usually growing several centimeters per year, and the largest formed decades or even censes. Pingo breaks up and rushing. The presence of collapsed Pingo assumes that once in this region was the eternal Merzlota.

Pingo – Ice Sightseeing, Pingo Photo, Canada

Near the city of Tutroactuk in the Mackenzie River Delta in the North-Western Territories in Canada there is one of the highest Pingo concentrations in the world – about 1350 elevations.

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Two most famous pingo are called Ibük and Split. IBYUK has a height of about 50 meters and is the highest Pingo in Canada and the second height in the world. This is the world’s largest growing ice boulder, and it continues to grow at a speed of about 2 centimeters per year. Pingo Ibük, according to some estimates, more than 1000 years. Other Pingo have a height from 5 to 36 meters and represent various stages of formation of ice hills.

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Pingo - Difficult Ice Sightseeing of Canada

Availability of numerous lakes on the Turatroactuk peninsula, most of which are too deep to climb in winter, is the key to the formation of pingo.

Pingo is formed when the heightened pressure pushes the frozen land of the drained lake under the action of ice and cold. Every year the earth rises more and more, ultimately, forming big pingo.

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Today, access to the national attractions is very much difficult to the absence of transport links.

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