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Convention at the Italian Geographic Society

Within the project “On the Trails of the Glaciers”, after the first expedition to Karakoram during the 2009 summer, on October 15, 2010 the prestigious seat of the Italian Geographic Society will host the convention “1909-2009: One hundred years of glaciology and photography in Karakoram. Problems and results of a secular symbiosis”. Interventions by Prof. [...]

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Article published on “American Scientist”

The prestigious American magazine “American Scientist” published in the march-april 2010 – nr. 98 issue in the column “Sightings”, dedicated to the innovative use of photography in different scientific fields, sports an interview to Prof. Kenneth Hewitt, member of our scientific committee an one of the world’s experts in Karakorum glaciers. [...]

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Good-bye, Karakorum!

Here we are again in Skardu, after a month spent between the glaciers and after having travelled about 200 km on foot, we find again the places where we started. From the lodge’s windows facing the Indo’s valley, so many memories come back to mind; I must admit that many thoughts troubled my heart at [...]

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Latest observations on Baltoro glacier

Yesterday we finished some important observations on the area of Baltoro and in particular on his forehead. The extension of the glacier, with a basin area of 60 km in length, covering a range of altitudes between about 3650 meters of his forehead up to the 8611 meters of K2, and the grandeur of its [...]

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Genesis of the many Baltoro’s ups and downs

Compared to the landscape’s size you’re normally used, the area of Baltoro is truly breathtaking; apart its length of 60 km (the fifth longest glacier in the world), even its dynamics is surprising in comparison to what is usually seen on Alps or on classic textbooks; in addition to the classic crevasses and moraines, here [...]

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Baltoro’s ice sails

Among the extensive amount of debris and huge longitudinal moraines developing along the valley of the Baltoro, there are peculiar alignments of naked ice, shapes classified as ice sails. These are shapes whose origin is still debated in the literature. Going up the valley of the Baltoro, it was possible to appreciate the evolutive dynamics [...]

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From snow to Debris Covered Glaciers: the Baltoro glacier

The Baltoro Glacier is one of the largest valley glaciers of the Earth and, being almost 60 km long, is rankings in fifth position in the world for lenght. The surface of this glacier is almost entirely covered with debris, thus it’s classified as a debris covered glacier. Where does all this debris originated?
The action [...]

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Baltoro, what emotions!

This is the very first time in my life I reach 4.500 meters with my own legs, and I must admit that I can’t find the words to describe what I had before my eyes. The whole valley of the Baltoro from the Concordia circus up almost to the front, over 50 kilometers of glacier [...]

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