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March 29, 2013

Rongbuk Glacier Supraglacial Lake Expansion, China

The Rongbuk Glacier is famous as the climbing gateway to the north side of Mount Everest (Qomolangma). In recent years the great climber and mountain photographer David Breashears has highlighted the change of this glacier over a the 1921-2007 period using repeat images of the glacier. Here we examine a change on the surface of the main Rongbuk glacier over the last 15 years, the development of a substantial supraglacial …