Author Topic: Melting Glaciers  (Read 780 times)

Bigfoot_Mike

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Melting Glaciers
« on: 17:46:40, 17/11/18 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46248470


Glaciers seem to be melting at an alarming rate. In 1990 I spent a couple of weeks in the French Alps. I made an attempt to cross the Col Du Clot Des Cavales, which is above 3100m. I stayed the night at the Refuge Du Pave (2850m) and descended before making my climb up the glacier. It turned out that I didnít quite reach the col and my ice axe skills were called upon as I rapidly lost most of the height I had gained. This was in the height of summer, with valley temperatures about 35C, but there was still plenty of snow and a steep verglas slope. Now it appears that it would be much easier for me as the glacier has disappeared in summer months.