Into the Hidden Valley: On a Quest for High Mountain Data
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Into the Hidden Valley: On a Quest for High Mountain Data

I assume most glaciologists would have interesting stories to share about their work: the experience of studying glaciers, their research findings, and their line of work in general. But while we’re in the field, carrying on a conversation is last thing on our minds.  Most recently, I travelled to Rikha Samba for the annual 2016 […]

Mountain forests don’t need humans – but we need them
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Mountain forests don’t need humans – but we need them

Forests in the mountain regions of our planet are fragile ecosystems, suffering from the impact of climate change. However, to survive in the long-term, these ecosystems do not need human intervention. It is rather the humans in the mountain regions who depend on healthy forests and the protection they provide. Should we, for example, plant […]

Austrian Glacier Serves As Site for Mars Simulation
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Austrian Glacier Serves As Site for Mars Simulation

A manned mission to Mars is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a remote glacier in western Austria known mostly for its surrounding ski slopes and snow-capped mountain vistas. This post was originally posted last year on the GlacierHub.org by Ashley Chappo. The Kaunertal Glacier, located in the Tyrol state of Austria, recently served […]

Wild Nettle – a history and empowerment for women
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Wild Nettle – a history and empowerment for women

Reminiscing a conversation with her grandmother, Kala Kumari, a Kulung woman said, “according to our grandmother the first plant we ate was nettle and during a time of which lasted for a year in the 70’s, we survived because of nettle.” Nettle plant grows throughout Nepal. The Kulung community values nettle both as plant and […]