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UKC/UKH News - on 09 Mar 2018
Dani Arnold Glacier, 3 kbOur Friday Night Video this week features Dani Arnold deep in the Plaine-Morte glacier in Switzerland, attempting to climb his way back to the surface. Arnold navigates his way through the glacier's hidden labyrinths, in what turns out to be a mixture of ice climbing and caving. During his climb upwards, Arnold reflects on the rapid retreat of glaciers year by year. Glaciologists estimate that the Plaine-Morte will be completely gone by 2090.

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angry pirate - on 09 Mar 2018
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

What a great video! Genuinely fascinating and carried an important message without over egging it.

 Bonus marks for not asking for a hashtag for the trip either ;)

 

Mick Ward - on 09 Mar 2018
In reply to angry pirate:

Agree - unusual and thought-provoking. I'm glad he admitted it was really scary 'cos, up until then, I was wondering if we were on different planets. Happily not so!

And the sense of sadness, of what we're losing through our own stupidity.

'Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot...'

Mick

 


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