Former GlacierHub writer Sam Inglis shares a video of a debris fall from a glacier on a traverse of the Ganja La in Nepal. The region’s 56,000 glaciers are melting into a high mountain land of unstable lakes.
A researcher at the Tbilisi State University in Georgia, created a 3D map, or GIF, showing the retreat of the Gergeti Glacier over the period 1882-2019.
British online publication SPORTbible posted a video on their twitter handle this week profiling the mad “Mountain of Hell” bike race—a yearly competition where hundreds of mountain bikers careen 8200 feet down a glacier at Les Deux Alpes ski resort in France.
The World Meteorological Organization released a video detailing changes high mountain ecosystems are undergoing as a result of global climate change. This video announced the High Mountain Summit, which convened in Geneva, Switzerland last week.
The European Space Agency (ESA) released a video this past week showing the evolution of two very large and disconcerting cracks in Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. They have each grown to 20km in length and could shear off a hunk of ice the size of Paris and Manhattan combined.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled earlier this month to the Chiatibo Glacier in the Hindu Kush of Pakistan. The melting glacier has had severe impacts on local communities, including the village of Bumburet, which has suffered flooding and landslides.
Recent video and images of Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in the Alps and the tallest in Europe west of the Caucasus, reveal widespread ice loss and a potentially massive collapse of one of its glaciers.
The First Lady of the United States visited on Oct. 4 Grand Teton National Park, where scientists are trying to determine the impact of climate change on the park’s understudied glaciers.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released on Sept. 25 its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Check out a short video about its findings.
Glacier tourism can be a dangerous endeavor. Recently, three European boaters were killed in Alaska by what authorities suspect was the collapse of a glacier face. In this Video of the Week, see a pair of kayakers react to a close-call at Alaska’s Spencer Glacier.
In GlacierHub’s latest Video of the Week, watch musicians perform a song on instruments carved from pieces of Arctic glacial ice. The song “Ocean Memories” is part of a campaign to protect the world’s oceans.
In GlacierHub’s Video of the Week, watch a 55-second NASA animation of the history of glaciers since the last Ice Age and learn about the importance of glacial isostatic adjustment.