GlacierHub: February 2018 

Natalie Belew: Photo Friday: Black History Month & Expedition Denali
In honor of Black History Month, this Photo Friday showcases the first all-African American team of climbers to ascend the highest point in North America, the daunting and mesmerizing Denali in Alaska. Sponsored by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Expedition Denali aimed to inspire minority communities to look outdoors for life-enriching experiences. Another goal was to bridge the “adventure gap,” that is how “minority populations are much less likely to seek recreation, adventure, and solace in our wilderness spaces,” according to the Joy Trip Project.
Roundup: Microbial Mats, Hidden Heat, and Tree Infection
In this week’s roundup, read about the development of microbial mats in glacier meltwater, geothermal heat hidden beneath the Greenland ice sheet, and blister infection on the Whitebark pine in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Hunting for History through the Eyes of the Ice
Climate change is melting ice sheets and glaciers, causing panic among the climate scientist community. Yet, to historians and anthropologists, these melting events provide an opportunity to glimpse into the past. Glacier archaeology is mainly concentrated in Scandinavia, the Alps and North America. Those in this field sleuth for artifacts precipitating out from glacial ice. A prominent example is Lars Pilø, co-director of the Glacier Archaeology Program at Oppland County Council in Norway. His team recently published a paper in the Royal Society Open Science Journal on the chronology of reindeer hunting in Jotunheimen, Norway.
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