Taking a glacier’s pulse

Taking a glacier’s pulse

Taking a glacier’s pulse Ulyana Horodyskyj rappels down a ridge on the Ngozumpa Glacier in the Himalaya mountain range. Working at about 5,000 m above sea level — Tibet to the north and Nepal to the south — her stunning view of snow-capped peaks is breathtaking....
Caught on Video: A Himalayan Glacier Deflates

Caught on Video: A Himalayan Glacier Deflates

Caught on Video: A Himalayan Glacier Deflates Himalayan glaciers are melting and retreating at their edges because of global warming. But they also conceal a more ominous effect of climate change: they are deflating. They are losing internal ice mass to melting, which...
Taking the pulse of Ngozumpa

Taking the pulse of Ngozumpa

Taking the pulse of Ngozumpa It’s not the greatest glacier to look at – far from it. It’s smothered in a layer of rocky debris that’s fallen from the surrounding cliffs, giving it a very grey, dirty appearance. But Ngozumpa is generating a lot...