In this week’s Video of the Week, Sam Favret takes us on a white-knuckle freeski of the Mer de Glace, the largest glacier in France. Acrobatic inversions, rotations, and icy wall rides are artfully integrated in a free-flowing ride as natural as the glacier itself.
This week’s Video of the Week takes place on Axel Heiberg Island in the Arctic Circle, where extreme mountain bikers aim to take on new heights. In the opening few seconds, a man ascends a mountain slope, carrying his bike on his shoulders. The camera pans out, so the viewer can see the vastness of […]
Have you ever seen a massive rock in the middle of nowhere and wondered how it got there? There’s a chance ancient glaciers transported it and left it behind when it melted. This Photo Friday, check out a potential glacial erratic on Newfoundland’s Pigeon Island.
Earlier this month, I hiked the Grinnell Glacier Trail in Glacier National Park. During this hike, I reflected on my time at GlacierHub and studying climate change in Columbia University’s Climate & Society master’s program.
Have you heard about the fires engulfing part of Glacier National Park in Montana this week? GlacierHub writer Natalie Belew was in the park when the fires struck and captured photographs of the rapidly receding glaciers from the Grinnell Glacier trail in Many Glacier.
It may be one of the longest-running examples of citizen climate science in the world. With Iceland’s glaciers at their melting point, these men and women— farmers, schoolchildren, a plastic surgeon, even a Supreme Court judge— serve not only as the glaciers’ guardians, but also their messengers.
The formidable Mount Everest—the tallest mountain and home to a number of the world’s highest glaciers — has long been a source of wonder and the pinnacle test of human strength and capability. For many mountaineers, it’s their ultimate crown of accomplishment. And for others, it’s their ultimate grave.
A recent study by Heidrun Hlodversdottir and her co-authors of the physical and mental health of the local children following the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano suggests that they were more likely to experience respiratory and anxiety issues than those who were not impacted by the eruption, among other ill effects.