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How Simmering Suspicions Over Mining Threatened Glacier Science In the Andes

September 3rd, 2019 by

Scientists studying Peru’s Mount Huascaran were asked by locals to stop working. A solution was reached through collaboration between researchers, government officials, and locals.

A C+S Alum Records Glacier Sounds in Peru

January 2nd, 2019 by

GlacierHub spoke with Gustavo Valdivia, an alumnus of Columbia University’s MA Program in Climate and Society program, about his recordings of the sounds of the famous Quelccaya glacier in Peru.  

The Future Disappearance of Quelccaya Ice Cap

November 22nd, 2018 by

Quelccaya ice cap, the world’s largest tropical ice cap, may soon cease to exist. At the current rate of warming, researchers estimate a complete disappearance by mid-century.

Celebrating International Mountain Day at the United Nations

December 13th, 2017 by

A well-attended event was held the United Nations Headquarters in New York on November 11 to mark International Mountain Day. UN ambassadors and experts representing different organizations spoke, followed by animated conversations. The participants emphasized the importance of mountains within international climate and development agreements.

Scaling Quelccaya: Depicting Climate Change Through Art

June 27th, 2017 by

The Quelccaya Ice Cap, located in the Peruvian Andes, is the world’s largest tropical glaciated area. In an effort to conceptualize the scale of the glacier’s retreat, Meredith Leich, M.F.A. in film, video, media, and new animation at SAIC, and Andrew Malone, Ph.D. in glaciology and climatology at the University of Chicago, collaborated on a project in 2016 […]


Photo Friday: Images from an Andean Expedition

September 4th, 2015 by

Gustavo Valdivia, an anthropology PhD student at Johns Hopkins University, as well as a former contributor to GlacierHub, went on an expedition to Quelccaya Glacier in the Peruvian Andes this summer, led by the prominent glaciologist Lonnie Thompson. In a recent email to GlacierHub, he wrote, “In these photos, I try to document the way that […]

GlacierHub’s Top Ten Posts in 2014

December 31st, 2014 by

Will An Icelandic Volcano Erupt Under A Glacier In 2015? Craters Have Appeared On Two Glaciers In Iceland Glacier Archaeology Comes Of Age Artists Stage Glacier Worship In Peru For Climate Change The Risk Of An Exploding Glacier is Heating Up In Iceland Bhutan’s Glaciers and Yak Herds Are Shrinking If A Glacier Melts On A […]

If a glacier melts on a mountain, does anyone hear it?

August 6th, 2014 by

In June 2014 the two of us—an anthropologist and an experimental musician, both from Peru– visited Quelccaya, a large glacier high in the Andes. We wanted to record the sounds of its ice as it melted. This trip formed part of our ongoing collaborative project. We are interested establishing new approaches to questions of climate […]