All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gangotri’
A herd of #Himalayan #Ibex stand on the flanks of the #Gangotri Glacier below #Shivling, #India.
The Gangotri gives birth to the #Ganges River (known at this point as the #Bhagirathi) just a few kilometers downstream. The Bhagirathi joins the #Alaknanda just below the #Tehri Dam to form the Ganges proper. It then flows some 1500 miles to the Bay of #Bengal, providing essential water for an estimated 400 million people within its #watershed.
But, like so many mountain glaciers, the Gangotri is receding at an alarming rate – about 15-20 meters per year, and nearly 2 kilometers in the past century.
Mountains are the water towers of the earth, and thus cornerstones of humanity. Let’s honor them today on International Mountain Day, and urge our elected officials to take mountains and mountain preservation seriously.
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A year ago, @pedromcbride @davidcmorton and I were stumbling through three feet of fresh #monsoon snow down the #Gangotri Glacier, retreating from an attempt on #Chaukhamba IV, and beginning our journey down the #Ganges River, source to sea. Great memories from an amazing adventure, and psyched to see our film on the story coming together! @eddiebauer @microsoftusa #Surface @natgeo #GangaS2SRead More