The vanished glacier
Chacaltaya ski hut, Bolivian Andes, 5.400 m a.s.l. The world's former highest ski resort where Chacaltaya glacier once stood, situated in the Cordillera Real, close to La Paz. Chacaltaya vanished in 2009, six years earlier than scientists predicted. The disappearance of the glacier is a sign of what to come for the glaciers of the Andes, with glacier retreat and disappearance excepted across the tropical Andes, with hydrological consequences.
Submitted on 13 February 2018
Credit: Sally Rangecroft (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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