This expedition is full of adventure, beauty and a wealth of information about the story of the Andes Survivors – here’s your chance to experience it and ask questions! Learn about the science of survival – how did the 16 survive more than 2 months in extreme conditions? What kind of geological terrain did they land in and how did they escape? How does the glacier of today compare with 1972, using archival photography? Help us collect GPS points of wreckage still left on the surface of the glacier. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience this unique trip!
Following a successful 2017 expedition to the top of Africa via the Rongai route, we are offering a Machame route option for 2019. Join us for an educational science expedition to the top of Kilimanjaro (5,895 m/19,341 ft.)! You’ll get to experience the changing terrain as we journey through forest, moorland, and alpine desert landscapes. We’ll also enjoy exploring the glaciers at the summit.
Deposition of dust and black carbon or soot (pollution) is a problem on accumulation zones of valley glaciers and on icecaps worldwide. This soot is the result of incomplete combustion of biomass and fossil fuels while dust is released from dry soils due to land use changes. These dark contaminants absorb more solar radiation, much like you do when wearing a dark versus light t-shirt, thereby reducing the natural albedo (reflectivity) of snow and ice, and leading to enhanced melting. Join us on one of the 7 Summits as we continue our project work collecting snow samples from high alpine regions to understand the impacts of contaminants on snow!