Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers

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© David Breashears, from the multimedia presentation: Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers”

Multimedia report from BBC online:

Stunning images from high in the Himalayas – showing the extent by which many glaciers have shrunk in the past 80 years or so – have gone on display at the Royal Geographical Society in central London.

Between 2007 and 2010, David Breashears retraced the steps of early photographic pioneers such as Major E O Wheeler, George Mallory and Vittorio Sella – to try to re-take their views of breathtaking glacial vistas.

The mountaineer and photographer is the founder of GlacierWorks – a non-profit organisation that uses art, science and adventure to raise public awareness about the consequences of climate change in the Himalayas.

Breashears says: “The beauty of these images grab people’s attention. But it’s a grim message.”