What goes around, comes around

by Michael Sswat, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research GEOMAR Kiel, Kiel, Germany

The benefits of taking movies is that you can record everything you are looking at; but try to hold still if you have an awesome scenery like this is quite a challenge. This footage was shot after waking up in an ice covered tent, realising that the peak of Cerro Torre in Patagonia is actually not cloud covered anymore as the day before, but lit up by the morning sun and mirroring in the glaciers laguna. Glacier Torre belongs to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. In the last decades this biggest ice field in the Southern hemisphere (except Antarctica) became smaller and thinner. Shrinking glaciers will lead to sea level rise and thus threaten life in coastal regions worldwide