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  • Roundup: Bowdoin Glacier, Floods, and Bacterial Populations

    Speeding-up of the Bowdoin Glacier From People Publications: “Glaciers are subject to sudden ice flow speed-up events in response to rapid increase of meltwater in the subglacial hydrological network after a prolonged warm period or the drainage of a supraglacial lake…. lasting a few hours, a period too short to be captured by satellite remote…

  • Roundup: A Shrinking Lake, a Deepening Lake, and Ice below Sea Level

    Glacial Retreat Shrinks Yukon’s Largest Lake From CBC News: “Kluane MLA Wade Istchenko says receding water levels on Kluane Lake are posing a problem for his constituents — and he wants the government to respond. The lake level first dropped last year, after the Kaskawulsh Glacier retreated so much that its meltwater abruptly switched direction, away from Kluane Lake. Researchers…

  • Asia’s High Glaciers Protect Communities from Drought

    A recent study in Nature by Hamish Pritchard, a glaciologist at Cambridge University and researcher for the British Antarctic Survey, shows that the high mountains of Asia, including the Himalayas, among other ranges, are being greatly affected by global warming. Global glacial volume is beginning to shrink, making it an international concern. Pritchard presents data that shows how much the glacier meltwater contributes to different regions within Asia during drought. If temperatures continue to rise, the surrounding areas will lose their protection from droughts and a constant source of water for food, agriculture and survival.

  • Roundup: Clean Climbing, Subglacial Discharges, and Nepali Youth

    Roundup: Clean Climbing, Subglacial Discharges, and Nepali Youth

  • A Visit to the Source of a Recent Glacier Flood in Nepal

    Alton Byers discussed a recent glacier hazard in Nepal with GlacierHub. Byers is a senior research associate at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado and co-manager of High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP). He has been recognized as an Explorer by National Geographic. The account below is based on interviews…

  • Presence and Absence: Mourning a Himalayan King

    A shortened version of this article was published in the Nepali Times on December 23, 2016.   One Thursday last month, not much before noon, I was walking through a forest steeped in snow, in rural Vermont. Sun came and went between the clouds. It was quiet, spare. Crystalline light reflected off the frozen surface…

  • Roundup: Everest, Subglacial Microbiomes, and Tidewater Glaciers

    Roundup: Everest, Anaerobes & Fjords   China Tries to Conquer Everest From Bloomberg: “Earlier this year, China opened a new paved road that winds 14,000 feet up the slope [of Mount Everest] and stops at the base camp parking lot. Plans are in the works to build an international mountaineering center, complete with hotels, restaurants,…

  • Asian Piolets d’Or Awards Recognize Outstanding Alpine Athleticism

    On November 4th, the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) held the 11th annual Asia Piolets d’Or awards, commemorating outstanding achievements in rock climbing and mountaineering. Considered by many to be the Oscars of alpinism, the awards have motivated progression in Asian mountaineering culture over the last decade, contributing to an ethos of safety, respect…

  • Photo Friday: Thanksgiving Dinner and High Altitude Meals

    In the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday represents a day to give thanks for all of our blessings and signals the beginning of the winter holiday season. The day is often celebrated with a traditional turkey dinner in the company of family and friends. In the spirit of Thanksgiving’s gastronomical tradition, GlacierHub took a look at…

  • High Altitude Himalayan Heroes Denied Summit Certificates

    Sherpas who successfully climbed Mount Everest were denied summit certificates by the Nepalese Government following the 2015-2016 alpine season.