Saturday, November 17, 2012

WOGE 364

A look at the information that Max provides on his blog gave me the hint I needed to narrow down my search for his WOGE 363.  I found that the amazing Majlis al Jinn cave was concealed beneath the inconspicuous holes near the center of his image.

It seems fair to let others use the same approach...  Of course, the information on this blog is all related to locations I've used on WOGE before, so it might be helpful to know that my very first WOGE entry is posted here. WOGE #364 is the fifth in a series.
This is meant to be simple, so only the coordinates and a basic explanation of the geologic process are required to win.  The Schott Rule is in effect. If you don't know what that means, read these rules posted by Felix Bossert.  You may also find it useful to download his kmz file of past WOGE locations. Posting time below is UTC.

If you have been following the game, but don't have the time to search large areas, this is your chance!  With a few minutes and a little creative thinking you should be able to solve this one.  Once you get close enough, everything will become clear.


  1. My work will take me away from the Internet for a few days. If someone is able to find this location before I return, then any other player is invited to confirm the win so that the game can move on. Thanks.

  2. It's the 20km long Neumayer Glacier in South Georgia. S 54°14', W 36°45', altitude 1000 m - 0 m a.s.l. The glacier was named after Georg v. Neumayer by the Swedish South Georgia Expedition during the very first years of the 20th Century. The glacier is a tideglacier and, therefore, very sensitive to changes in sea temperature. Gordon et al. (2008) report a massive and even accelarated retreat of the glacier during the last decades of up to 2.5 km so that "southern tributaries of the Neumayer, which used to contribute to the calving icefront, became land-based and separated from it". See also these amazing satellite images from NASA's Earth Observatory:

    A fun fact is that the glacier, together with its neighbour fortuna, restricts a herd of introduced reindeer, that grew from 7 animals when they were introduced in 1925 by Norwegian whalers to more than 800 when they were counted in the 1970s (Moen and MacAllister, 1994).

    Gordon, J.E., Haynes, V. M., Hubbard, A. 2008. Recent glacier changes and climate trends on South Georgia. Global and Planetary Change, 60, 1–2, 72–84.

    Moen, J., MacAllister, H., 1994. Continued range expansion of introduced reindeer on South Georgia. Polar Biol, 14, 459-462.

    1. Yep, that's it!
      I was searching first in Chile but ... I was too late :(
      Next time!

  3. Congratulations Christoph. This one looked easy for the beginning, but the glacier was well hidden.

  4. @Luis Miguel & Felix: Exactly, me too! And now I also know every single glacier in New Zealand, too. Very well hidden indeed, sometimes you gotta wait for the lucky punch, er, lucky zoom, I mean.
    I'll set up a new WoGE soon.

  5. WoGE#365 is out now! Check:

  6. Congratulations to Christoph. It looks like no one picked up my hint this time, so I might have to use it again in the future.