Click image to see it full-size. Image: Tom Gearty
Click image to see it full size.
Image: Tom Gearty

MIT students are known to be intrepid explorers, making frequent expeditions to the top of the Great Dome. But this week sophomores (from left) Evan Denmark, Sean Burchesky, Alicia Cabrera-Mino, and Henry Kavle blazed a trail to the top of a snowy peak on Albany Street, behind Simmons Hall.

With more than 40 inches of snow blanketing the Boston area over the past two weeks, snow removal efforts on the MIT campus have engineered this new five-story-high mountain of snow (click on the image to see it full size).