The Mendenhall Glacier
in Alaska moves less than a foot a day, but thanks to Extreme Ice Survey you can now watch three years of movement happen in just over a minute
complete with a glacier expert explaining what you're seeing. You can also watch giant glacier pieces break into the water
and many other non-glacial glacier videos
. Finally, some info
to make you more of a glacier expert yourself.
"I figured I'd explore for a bit and before I knew it I was 50 yards within a huge cave gazing at the most beautiful, otherworldly sight I had ever laid eyes on," he tells us. "It was like stepping into Superman's lair and every changing shade of blue lured me deeper and deeper." Inside Glacier Caves. [more inside]
Alaska's calling Yoooooooooooou!
Not interested in that Free Land
in North Dakota or Kansas? Anderson, Alaska
is giving away 26 lots on a first come, first serve basis. No gas station, no grocery store, no traffic lights, but grizzley bears abound!
The World Ice Art Championships
are being held in Fairbanks, Alaska this week. If you can't be there to see this year's sculptures, you can view last year's winners
in both the single block
and the multi-block
divisions. You can also see many stunning entries
from previous years
The Ice Wall Project.
In Fairbanks, Alaska, where the average temperature
is below freezing until May, there is no shortage of ice. By spraying water from two vertical pipes 24 hours a day, a group of climbers
create a masterpiece. Ten more feet of pipe has just been added, bringing the total to 136 feet
... and still growing.