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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 13, 2018 - 05:35pm PT
Letís give some just due to one of natureís marvels. They come down to the sea in Patagonia in a latitude as close to the equator as central Italy and cover an entire continent. They are in retreat in most of their range but still dominate some of the special places alpinists play.
Lets see some pictures!
Leones gkacier...Patagonia
Leones gkacier...Patagonia
Credit: donini
Chocktoi glacier...Pakistan
Chocktoi glacier...Pakistan
Credit: donini
Kichatna Spires
Kichatna Spires
Credit: donini
San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo
Credit: donini
Unnamed glacier...Patagonia
Unnamed glacier...Patagonia
Credit: donini
Shadows glacier
Shadows glacier
Credit: donini
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Feb 13, 2018 - 06:06pm PT
Credit: Jim Brennan
cavemonkey

Ice climber
ak
Feb 13, 2018 - 06:12pm PT
Unnamed  <br/>
Talkeetna mtns <br/>
Been scheming on how to get there for years!
Unnamed
Talkeetna mtns
Been scheming on how to get there for years!
Credit: cavemonkey
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Feb 13, 2018 - 06:21pm PT
Credit: Jim Brennan
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 13, 2018 - 06:55pm PT
The Mer de Glace in 1915...
Credit: Reilly

Today...
Credit: Reilly
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 13, 2018 - 07:15pm PT
You want glaciers? Okay, here's a glacier for you.

The tent in this picture is parked on an icecap, rather than a glacier, but then, an ice cap is really a kind of glacier, isn't it? And behind the tent is the top of the Coronation Glacier, as it leaves the icecap and begins its 35 km journey to the Arctic Ocean. (Lined the entire way with 1,000 meter walls.)

Looking down from the Penny Ice Cap to the top of the Coronation Glaci...
Looking down from the Penny Ice Cap to the top of the Coronation Glacier.
Credit: Ghost

And here's another. Some unnamed glacier draining into some other unnamed glacier which, in turn, drains into some other unnamed glacier in 20,000 sq km of unnamed glaciers. All of which are lined by immense granite walls.

No one else had ever been here...
No one else had ever been here...
Credit: Ghost

If only we were younger...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 13, 2018 - 09:15pm PT
I have only pedestrian fare, but always love traveling on glaciers to get to a climb

the highway to Snowpatch-Bugaboo col, 1985
the highway to Snowpatch-Bugaboo col, 1985
Credit: Ed Hartouni

highway to The King's summit, 1985
highway to The King's summit, 1985
Credit: Ed Hartouni

California dreaming
California dreaming
Credit: Ed Hartouni

sunrise on a hill outside of Seattle
sunrise on a hill outside of Seattle
Credit: Ed Hartouni

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 13, 2018 - 09:28pm PT
Hey Reilly, interesting that the Mer de Glace has nearly damn vanished and yet, if you compare the Shroud on les Grandes Jorasses between the 2 pix, it's , like, the same size.

Montenvers is such a spectacular place to be. I wish I had been able to do something other than little solo day hiking there.... sigh.
MarkWestman

Trad climber
Talkeetna, Alaska
Feb 13, 2018 - 09:30pm PT
North Fork Ruth Glacier
North Fork Ruth Glacier
Credit: MarkWestman

Muldrow Glacier
Muldrow Glacier
Credit: MarkWestman

Lacuna Glacier from Mount Foraker
Lacuna Glacier from Mount Foraker
Credit: MarkWestman

Southern Patagonian Icecap
Southern Patagonian Icecap
Credit: MarkWestman
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 13, 2018 - 09:43pm PT
The Big Daddy of glaciers outside Antarctica - the Fedchenko, as seen from the tail gunnerís
seat of a Mil Mi-8 ĎHipí.

Actually, I don't think Hedin saw the Fedchenko Glacier. <br/>
It is extre...
Actually, I don't think Hedin saw the Fedchenko Glacier.
It is extremely difficult to reach ŗ pied.
Credit: Reilly

Yeah, the Fed moves a lot of dirt. Prolly protects it from melting as much as others.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 13, 2018 - 09:54pm PT
hey there say, donini... wonderful share... thanks so much!
seano

Mountain climber
none
Feb 13, 2018 - 10:15pm PT
They're beautiful...
They're beautiful...
Credit: seano
... and they're doomed.
... and they're doomed.
Credit: seano
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Feb 13, 2018 - 10:57pm PT
Don't need to go that far back in South Georgia. Shackleton's South Georgia traverse would have been very different now. Messner, Venables and Anker confirmed that.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89726

The glacial retreat there has necessitated a urgent effort to eradicate rats from the whole island to to prevent them from spreading before the glacial barriers disappear.
http://earthsky.org/earth/killing-rats-to-save-birds-as-glaciers-recede
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Feb 13, 2018 - 11:12pm PT
Not gonna win the thread with this one, but: remnants of terminal moraine from long-gone glacier north of Strawberry Peak, near L.A.

Credit: NutAgain!
Chossboss

Trad climber
The GNAR
Feb 14, 2018 - 12:08am PT
Talkeetna Mountains.
Talkeetna Mountains.
Credit: Chossboss
Central Talkeetna's
Central Talkeetna's
Credit: Chossboss
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2018 - 02:12am PT
Unnamed glacier in Patagonia
Unnamed glacier in Patagonia
Credit: donini
There are many small glaciers guarding unnamed and unclimbed peaks in Aysen. You have to fight your way thru thick rainforest just to get to them.
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Feb 14, 2018 - 07:48am PT
In keeping with the title of this thread, we dragged our canadian tire...
In keeping with the title of this thread, we dragged our canadian tire sleds around the glacier below during the course of this holiday to Kluane Park.
Credit: D Serl
silverplume

Trad climber
Boulder
Feb 14, 2018 - 07:52am PT
Credit: silverplume
Credit: silverplume
Credit: silverplume
Credit: silverplume
Credit: silverplume
Credit: silverplume
Credit: silverplume
Credit: silverplume

Hey donini: congratulations on your recent FA with Tad of Cerro Chueco!
michael feldman

Mountain climber
NJ
Feb 14, 2018 - 08:11am PT
Winter Alaska, near the Mountain House
Winter Alaska, near the Mountain House
Credit: michael feldman
Winter Alaska, on the way to Mt. Barille
Winter Alaska, on the way to Mt. Barille
Credit: michael feldman
Colchuck - Washington
Colchuck - Washington
Credit: michael feldman
Denali - Alaska &#40;I forget which glacier this is&#41;
Denali - Alaska (I forget which glacier this is)
Credit: michael feldman
New Jersey - front yard!  Ok, maybe not a glacier now, but it was duri...
New Jersey - front yard! Ok, maybe not a glacier now, but it was during the last ice age.
Credit: michael feldman
From Forbidden Peak
From Forbidden Peak
Credit: michael feldman
Sherpa Glacier, Mt. Stuart
Sherpa Glacier, Mt. Stuart
Credit: michael feldman
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Missing photo ID#523988
Liberty Ridge, Mt. Rainier &#40;looking to Carbon Glacier, I believe&#41;
Liberty Ridge, Mt. Rainier (looking to Carbon Glacier, I believe)
Credit: michael feldman

There are so many out there, and yet so many less than there used to be during our lifetime.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 14, 2018 - 09:26am PT
always liked the feeling of being trapped in a very malevolent maze... hazards from above and below... and baking in the Sun one moment, plunged into arctic cold the next.

negotiating The Ramp attempting to find a "fast passage" to Snow Dome,...
negotiating The Ramp attempting to find a "fast passage" to Snow Dome, not to be.
Credit: Ed Hartouni

Credit: Ed Hartouni
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