By Matt Beedle In 1939, Raymond Zillmer and Lorin Tiefenthaler ventured into the Canoe River basin to fill voids and correct mistakes in the early maps of this rugged part of the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia. The high-mountain sources of the Canoe River had been viewed from afar, but not yet explored in any […]» Continue reading "2013 Field Research Teaser: Zillmer Glacier, BC"
By Matt Beedle Repeat photography tells a story. Traditionally, the story that is often told is one of landscape change. In the case of glaciers, the common story is one of melting and retreat. While this story is captivating to me – particularly in regard to the amazing dynamism of glaciers (they’re alive!) – I’m […]» Continue reading "35 Years at Bear Glacier, BC"
By Matt Beedle [NOTE: A revised version of this post appeared on the JIRP blog.] In August and September of 1941, a team that included William O. Field, Jr. and Maynard M. Miller (amongst others) studied the glacier termini of Glacier Bay and the inlets and fjords near Juneau, Alaska (Field, 1942). Field and Miller […]» Continue reading "Glacier Research History: The Beginnings of the Juneau Icefield Research Program"
By Matt Chernos [Note: This is a guest post by Matt Chernos, a Master of Science student at the University of British Columbia. Read more on Matt’s blog Bridging The Gap. Thanks, Matt!] Bridge Glacier in the summer of 2011. Photo by L. MacKenzie Bridge Glacier is located in the Pacific Ranges of southwestern British Columbia, […]» Continue reading "Bridge Glacier and the Life-Cycle of a Calving Glacier"
By Matt Beedle In 2011 members of Chile Glacier Quest set out for Glaciar Juncal Norte to repeat a 1959 photo taken by Ulrich Lorber. This expedition was made possible through an American Alpine Club Nikwax Alpine Bellwether Grant (AAC NABG). Read the report on this adventure here. Glacial Juncal Norte is one of the […]» Continue reading "Glaciar Juncal Norte, Chile: Repeat Photography (1959-2011)"