Chacaltaya Glacier

El Alto, Bolivia Melted 2009 The Chacaltaya Glacier melted away in 2009, six years earlier than scientists had anticipated, due to the increased pace of climate change. It was once the world’s highest ski resort. It was part of the Tuni Condioriri mountain glacier system which provides water for the people of El Alto and […]

Old Man of the Mountain

Franconia, New Hampshire, USA Collapsed 2003 For me the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain represented a poignant intersection of historical and geologic time. The attempt to affix the human image to the landscape became in this case a demonstration of our impermanence as a species. Mark M. Here is an idea for […]