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The Nunatak

The Nunatak

Now here's a word you may not know: nunatak. I sure didn't know it until a few years ago, even though I briefly had a double-major in geophysics. I was at a retreat at Aro-Ha in Glenorchy and one of my fellow retreaters was a geologist. Each day, we would go on long hikes, and he told me about this word. Even though that looks like a perfect pyramid, almost volcanic in shape, it's actually formed when two glaciers come together and carve out that particular shape. It's one of many forms of a nunatak and the only Greenlandic word I know.
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