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February 16, 2012

Ngozumpa Glacier Retreat Tongue Disintegration, Nepal

Ngozumpa Glacier (also Ngozumba) is a large debris covered valley glacier draining south from Cho Oyu and Gyanchung Kang one valley west of the Khumbu valley. The lower 10 kilometers of this glacier is heavily debris covered, similar to the Khumbu Glacier and Imja Glacier. Above image from Doug Benn. From the terminus at 4700 meters to 4900 meters a distance of 8 kilomters the glacier is increasingly riddled with …