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Warm ice in world’s highest glacier has implications for water supply


Ice temperatures inside the world’s highest glacier on the slopes of Mount Everest are warmer than expected and especially vulnerable to future climate change, warn glaciologists. In 2017 the EverDrill project research team led by Dr Duncan Quincey from the University of Leeds became the first to successfully drill into Khumbu Glacier in Nepal and...

Drilling into the mysteries of the world’s highest glacier


Climate change scientists are heading to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first to successfully drill through the world’s highest glacier.An international research team will spend up to six weeks working at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres on the Khumbu glacier in Nepal and will be using a specially adapted car...