Giants that Move Our Planet, an interview with Himalayan Glaciologist Tenzing Chogyal Sherpa.

Meet Tenzing Chogyal Sherpa, grandson of Kanchha Sherpa’s the last surviving member of Hillary and Tenzing’s 1953 Everest expedition, the first men to stand at the peak of Mount Everest!

Listen to Tenzing Chogyal Sherpa as he talks about the strong bonds built in the mountain for survival and the difficulties experienced by Sherpa Mountaineers having to linger between the worlds of the sanctity of the Mountains and the mountain ascensions to make a living to support their families and why along his grandfather, he has become a restless advocate for education.

Tenzing Chogyal is one of the key researchers from the glaciology team in the National Geographic and Rolex Everest Expedition, which installed one of the highest Automatic Weather Stations in the world. Unlike his grandfather, he is not a mountaineer, but a scientist, namely, a glaciologist at ICIMOD, with extensive experience conducting glaciohydrological expeditions and geophysical surveys across Nepal, whose research concentrates mostly in understanding the dynamics of glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region as well as their evolution with the changing climate and how these changes could impact people living in mountain regions, specifically in the context of glacial hazards.

Learn about how glaciers and glacial lakes move in the Himalayas Region and how through movement they sculpt our landscape and act as indicators of climate change and global warming. In this episode, Tenzing warns us about the seriousness of ice melting in the Himalayas and shares how he bounds science and the sense of spiritual connection of the Sherpa Community to prevent and adapt to the challenges exposed by powerful potential environmental catastrophes.

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