21 Jul 2011
“On the Trails of the Glaciers – Caucasus” is about to start
The second expedition of the project on the “On the Trails of the Glaciers”, heading to the Georgian Caucasus and organized by Macromicro non profit association, is ready to start on July 28th. The expedition’s team (composed by great names as photographer and president of “Macromicro” Fabiano Ventura, glaciologists Kenneth Hewitt and Riccardo Scotti, director Marco Preti and cameramen Luca Venchiarutti) will take comparative pictures and make glaciological measurements.
Again, as for the first expedition, a specialized tv troupe will follow the project to make a high-definition documentary describing the activities of the expedition. “Our purpose- explains Fabiano Ventura, photographer and project inventor- is to shoot same photos that the ancient explorers took at the end of Eighteen- beginning of the Nineteenth Century in order to compare them with our new pictures taken from the same geographical points.
This will help to study and show the climate changes happening on Earth. During the expedition the glaciers’ experts will collect different sets of data that, associated with the comparative pictures, will give us results about how climate changes affect glaciers. In summary, we would like to sensitize the public opinion on these important themes”. Many glaciers are disappearing (within 2050, 88% of glaciers is at risk of extinction), but from the results obtained from the 1st expedition, one can say that most Karakorum glaciers are stable and some of them seem to actually increase. The data collected from the Caucasian expedition and the activities of the team can be followed at the website www.macromicro.it that will be taken up-to-date in real time by the same experts during the entire time of the expedition.