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23 Dec 2019 | News

Monitoring Pir-Yakh Glacier and setting up hydro-meteorological stations

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Pir-Yakh Glacier, mapped with stake and AWS points (Source Google Earth)

Making my way up Pir-Yakh Glacier (over 5,000 masl) was challenging and very dangerous, with deep crevasses on the path and the biting chill and altitude sapping my energy. Located in Paryan District of Panjshir Province in Afghanistan, the glacier – which means “old ice” in Persian – is notoriously difficult to reach. However, it was an expedition that has to be regularly made: Pir-Yakh Glacier is one of the first glaciers in Afghanistan to be selected for long-term mass balance monitoring. Read more

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