WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE LAST TROPICAL GLACIERS?
While the world is on pause, we are looking at the future of our project and see where we could make a difference. One location we've been really passionate about is the Rwenzori mountains, nested between Uganda and Condo. If you work in the area, or have worked, if you are interested in collecting data there, please let us know and collaborate! We're looking at going there summer 2020 but let's get rid of this pandemic first.
AN ELEGY FOR COLOMBIA'S TROPICAL GLACIERS
An elegy for Colombia's Tropical Glaciers.
"We are the place on Earth where glaciers shouldn't be, and they are here".
We are proud to have contributed to this amazing article written by Megan Janetsky for Atlas Obscura.
See the incredible work that Colombian Glaciologist, Dr. Jorge Luis Ceballos does every day to try and monitor the retreat of his glaciers.
Congratulations to Ideam Instituto and to our friends from Cumbres Blancas Colombia
Check out the article from Outside Magazine published today about Bryan Mestre work in the tropical Andes!
How mountaineering can help science and vice versa!
THE LAST TROPICAL GLACIERS IN EL TIEMPO
Our own glaciologist Heïdi Sevestre was interviewed by El Tiempo to talk about the importance of tropical glaciers. Time to brush up your spanish skills!
BACK FROM OUR FIRST EXPEDITION
We are back from our expedition in Colombia with the team Cumbres Blancas!
What an extraordinary trip this has been. We would like to thank so very much Marcela Fernandez and Estefania Angel for organising everything from climbing mountains to festivals and talks in various places.
Dr. Jorge Luis Ceballos from Ideam Instituto for sharing his passion, knowledge and for being an amazing human being, the guardian of these glaciers. His team! Cristian, Alejandro x 2, for all their help with the time lapse cameras.
Enlaps for providing two crucial instruments for monitoring the retreat of the glaciers of Nevado Santa Isabel and Sierra Nevada del Cocuy o Guican! The cameras are in place clicking away!
Everyone involved in #CumbresBlancas ! You are absolutely extraordinary. Cesar, Lili, Vero x2, Anita x2, Juan José, Nico, Dany, Juan, Cristian, Caro, German, Felipe, and many others, we love you guys :)
The indigenous communities we have had the chance to meet, thank you for your guidance and blessings!
All the organisations that have helped immensely for this adventure and with whom we will keep collaborating in the future! Selina Ideam Instituto Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia BIBO El Espectador
And of course everyone involved in The Last Tropical Glaciers, this trip would not have been the same without you!
SOON IN COLOMBIA!
In a little under two months we will be going to Colombia to go and visit their last tropical glaciers. We have been in touch with the project Cumbres Blancas for a while now (check out their amazing work here: http://www.cumbresblancas.co/) and it was only a question of time before we organised a trip to their beautiful country.
The plan is to spend as much time as possible in the mountains, working with the Glaciologist Dr. Jorge Luis Ceballos from IDEAM, and meet the local communities who highly depend on the glaciers. The overall goal is to help and raise awareness on the disappearance of these glaciers.
The team will be composed of: Dr. Heïdi Sevestre, Nina Adjanin, and Antoine Kremer. We cannot wait to share our preparations with you. Watch this space! Picture from
WEBINAR ON TROPICAL GLACIERS
Next Sunday! 6PM Paris time, 11AM Colombia, 5PM CET
Dr. Heidi Sevestre will be giving a talk on tropical glaciers for the Colombian project "Cumbres Blancas". So happy to take part in this wonderful adventure! They aim to raise awareness on the last glaciers of the country and find solutions to save as much of these glaciers as possible.
You can watch the replay of the talk here: