“Rivers of Ice”: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya

The Himalaya are home to the world’s most magnificent peaks and thousands of high-altitude glaciers. These important glaciers supply crucial seasonal flows to rivers across Asia, yet many are disappearing at an increasing rate. “Rivers of Ice” presents recent photographs by mountaineer and photographer David Breashears of the world’s least studied glaciers alongside archival photographs taken over the past century by the world’s greatest alpine photographers. The comparison starkly reveals the alarming loss of ice during the intervening years.

Speakers: David Breashears
Festival: 2012

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