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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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Following the footsteps of Frank La Roche, mission Muir Point

We set off again on the evening of the 29th of July. We make our way towards Muir Point with the aim of climbing up the slopes of Mount Wright and repeating history by taking a photo of Muir Glacier, like the famous one taken by Frank La Roche in 1893, exactly 120 years ago.  [...]

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The expedition arrives in Juneau

The ‘On the trail of the Glaciers’ expedition arrived in Juneau, the capital of Alaska, on the 23rd of July. During the first week efforts were focused on organizing logistics, selecting some images at the Juneau State Library and meeting local researchers (Roman Motyka and Jamie Womble) who will work with us often on the [...]

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ON THE TRAIL OF THE GLACIER – ALASKA 2013, THE THIRD EXPEDITION IS ABOUT TO START

July 22nd will start the next expedition of the project “On the trail of the glaciers”. The team, composed of glaciologist, photographers, alpinists and a TV troop, is this time heading to the Alaska’s glaciers.
Alaska hosts the bigger number of mountain glaciers of the world, 75.000 km2 (data from USGS – US Geological Society), about [...]

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