Mountains near the South Pole show that many Antarctic summits remain unconquered by the world's largest ice sheet. Antarctica's ice sheet is between 1.6 and 6.4 kilometers (1-4 miles) thick.

Photograph by Jack Fletcher

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An ice sheet is a type of glacier that covers a very large area