Last up 1
See You Again Soon I am now back in NJ and mostly adjusted to this time zone. The past few days have been spent unpacking, sleeping, snuggling my kids, and wading through emails. With the new…
Edelweiss 1
The Day I Redeemed Myself The target for the day was the forefield of the Allalin Glacier. We were all pretty happy to be heading to this one because we knew that the glacier and forefield were…
Rhone lake
Walking on Thinning Ice I had so much anticipation going into today. Today is the day on my “Live Stream PolarConnect” event where we will be talking about our work to many classrooms and libraries.…
Aletsch 2
An Entire Glacial Geology Course in One Trip This trip has been like an advanced and condensed version of a glacial geology and geomorphology course. I have studied many of the ice features and…
Room 200
View from Above The weather has been good and we were ahead of schedule, so we decided to take a morning off to take a gondola ride up the Eggishorn Mountain. From there we would be able to see some…
Usser Tal 1
Conquering the Beast Giving up is not something I like to do, and failure is something that usually haunts me for extended periods of time. But today I had to say I couldn’t do it. Usser Tal was…
Fully house 3
Our New Digs Many people asked me before I left where we would be staying or if we would be camping. No camping for us on this trip, and due to the high cost of living in Switzerland, no hotels…
Glacier Canyon
The Power of Water I visited Glacier Canyon when I was staying in Grindelwald, Switzerland. This site is a spectacular tourist location and I had grand plans on finishing a video walking tour…
Cub Scout Flag
The Lang Glacier and Forefield Coming on the heels of the hike to Wildhorn, this could be called an easy day. But come on, this is the Swiss Alps. It is all hard to some degree. The hike was…
Wildhorn 11
I Think I Can The target for today was a small remnant glacier near the Wildhorn mountain peak called Glacier du Wildhorn. I’m glad I didn’t know the details of the ascent before I did it, because…
Trient 7
Drones hate the rain Rain was in the forecast and predicted to start around midday and continue on until evening the following day. Our drone is unable to operate in the rain. Not even in a drizzle…
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What on Earth is a Forefield? I keep mentioning the term forefield but I have not explicitly defined it. To rectify this I drew you a diagram. Diagram showing the definition of a forefield.…