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Repeat photography in Los Glaciares National Park – El Calafate

Here we are again, just about to set off from Puerto Natales in Chile to make our way to El Calafate in Argentina, the glacier capital, where we will be carrying out expedition work in the Parco Nacional Los Glaciares.
The next morning we go straight to the park headquarters to complete the lengthy paperwork and [...]

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Video preview of the expedition to Alaska

It has been almost three weeks since the beginning of the ‘On the trail of the Glaciers’ expedition -  Alaska 2013. Three intense weeks of moving around, long missions in the very dense rainforest, freezing mornings on tiny boats that brought us to the heart of one of the most spectacular wilderness reserves in the [...]

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Destination Eastern fiord of Glacier Bay National Park

Our captain has yet to repair his boat’s engine, but a beautiful day is awaiting us and we do not want to waste it. Jim, the man who had brought us here a few days earlier, agrees to accompanying us and so we decide to set off on a mission to the Eastern peninsula of [...]

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Climbing Banguriani mountain (3885 m)

Days went too fast. I still have clear memories of the departure, with its usual load of anxiety, curiosity and excitement, and I already find myself planning the last hours of the expedition. In the next days the team will split in three to conclude the activities in our schedule: Riccardo will recover the data [...]

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Glaciers from the top: helicopter explorations

Last Monday we had the opportunity to observe the Svanetia’s glaciers from a unique and fascinating point of view: the sky. Thanks to the long and friendly work of the Georgiana and Italian Ambassadors, the Georgian Ministry of Defense and Environment allowed us to utilize an helicopter that was in the region for some military [...]

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Ascent of mount Lashkdilar 3325 m

Through the path that leads up to an altitude of2700 meters,  we reach the plateaus that stand over the Mestia village, where we spend the night in order to reach some wonderful small lakes. From there, we follow the path that leads us to the summit of the Lashkdilar mountain. Thanks to the flat and [...]

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Second mission on the glaciers

Saturday, Aug 6th, 6am. We are finally leaving for our second mission on the Svanetia glaciers, the unexplored land that spreads in the Georgian northwest. This region is surrounded by some of the highest mountain in Caucaso, with peaks never below3000 meters, often higher than5000 meters, like the Skhara’ mountain with its 5201 meters.
Riccardo, Kenneth, [...]

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First on sight visits and results

Fabiano Ventura writes: “ We are in Mesita, our logistic base for the expedition. From here we are arranging for a first mission of 5-6 days on the Tuiber Glacier, an important “debris covered Glacier”, namely a glacier with the terminus covered with morenic debris. While Kenneth and Riccardo will leave with the guide George [...]

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