America's only certified Skyrace course. Race Beast of Big Creek on Mt. Ellinor in Hoodsport, WA on Aug 3rd, 2024.

America's only certified Skyrace course. Race Beast of Big Creek on Mt. Ellinor in Hoodsport, WA on Aug 3rd, 2024.

Love everything about that project:

Glacier Monitoring in Switzerland (GLAMOS) systematically documents and monitors long-term glacier changes in the Swiss Alps. GLAMOS is operated jointly by the ETH Zurich and the Universities of Fribourg and Zurich and is in close contact with the Swiss Commission for Cryosphere observation (SCC).

Small geographic area, lots of money, big history of applying smart design to visualize data. And most importantly the identity of Switzerland is wrapped around “snow-covered peaks”. Mountains are in their DNA. The Swiss need these mountains to “stick around”. Climate change is already wrecking havoc on some of the areas, but if there’s any country that can lead us into a carbon-neutral future while keeping the standard of living at a level expected for our western world it will be Switzerland. What would the visuals of trail racing in the Alps look like without the stunning backdrops of massive glaciers against the blue summer sky?

In a world where I’d get a career do-over I’d become a scientist and study glaciers. Fascinated by them.

Via Sander Meijer on Mastodon.

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