Park Officials Remove Signs Warning That Some Glaciers Will Disappear by 2020

20 August 2019, by

Until recently, signs at Glacier National Park warned visitors that the park’s glaciers would disappear by 2020. Now, they convey a more nuanced story about human-caused climate change and glacial melt.

Sitting on the Edge of a Troll’s Tongue

13 August 2019, by

GlacierHub writer Maria Dombrov shares her experiences hiking a famous rock formation called Troll’s Tongue, or Trolltunga in Norwegian, which offers scenic views of Folgefonna Glacier.

Swing, Kick, Swing: Ice Climbing on a Norwegian Glacier

7 August 2019, by

In previous GlacierHub posts, I’ve written about last chance tourism, but now, I was actually living it. In this story, read about my personal experience on Austerdalsbreen, a Norwegian glacier.

Photo Friday: The Summertime Lure of the World’s Iconic Glaciers

12 July 2019, by

Glaciers lie on each of the world’s seven large landmasses, meaning, while they’re often located in relatively remote areas, one needn’t travel to the polar regions to observe the remnants of the last Ice Age—which makes them a popular vacation draw.

Dispatch From the Cryosphere: Amid the Glaciers of Antarctica and Chile

10 July 2019, by

Glacier researcher Kate Cullen spent the early months of 2019 visiting the glaciated landscapes of Antarctica and Chile, where an observer can find beauty as well as signs of a cryosphere in crisis.

Photo Friday: Jostedal Glacier—Europe’s Largest Glacier

28 June 2019, by

This week’s Photo Friday highlights Jostedal Glacier’s scenic landscape. Jostedal Glacier is mainland Europe’s largest glacier.

US Forest Service Plans to Overhaul Tourism at Mendenhall Glacier

26 June 2019, by

Last chance tourists are increasingly seeking out rapidly deteriorating natural wonders like Alaska’s iconic Mendenhall Glacier.

Video of the Week: A Stroll Through Myvatnsjokull Glacier

12 June 2019, by

In GlacierHub’s Video of the Week, tour guide Halldor Sigurdsson walks through an ice tunnel inside Iceland’s Myvatnsjokull Glacier.

Photo Friday: New Zealand’s Tasman Glacier

26 April 2019, by

The glacier is quickly retreating, but the Tasman Glacier still draws a crowd. A honeymooning couple share their visit to the Southern Alps.

Measuring the Rise and Fall of New Zealand’s Small and Medium Glaciers

17 April 2019, by

Small and medium-sized glaciers in New Zealand are extremely sensitive to both anthropogenic and natural climate changes. A new study reveals the dynamics.

Last-Chance Tourism Spurs Eco-Consciousness and Climate Change

28 March 2019, by

Last-chance tourists often visit remote destinations to take in the beauty and experience of a place that may not be the same in the future. But in doing so, they are contributing to climate change, negatively impacting these destinations through carbon-intensive travel.

Photo Friday: Kevin Lyons Captures Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier

1 March 2019, by

See Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier from a local’s perspective and how human activities are bringing about rapid changes to Earth’s cryosphere.