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January 26, 2016

Where is the snow at Nup La, 5850 m, West Rongbuk Glacier?

Landsat image from January 4, 2016 indicating the actual Nup La (N).  Purples dots is the snowline. Green arrows are expanding bedrock exposures and pink arrow a specific rock know amidst the glacier. Nup La at 5850 m is on the Nepal-China border and is the divide between the West Rongbuk Glacier and the Ngozumpa Glacier.  The pass should be part of the accumulation zone of both glaciers.  In recent …