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January 12, 2011

Imja Glacier Retreat and Imja Tsho Lake expansion, Nepal

The Imja Glacier is in the Khumbu Range of Eastern Nepal’s Himalaya, just southeast of Mount Everest. The glacier drains the east slopes of Lhotse, south slope of Penghatse and west slopes of Baruntse before flowing past the southern slope of Island Peak to terminate at Imja Tsho glacial lake. Imja Tsho formed after 1960 due to glacier retreat and is continuing to expand today. According to Fujita and others …