Ice, water and life are infinitely connected. Join adventurer and PhD student in mountain hydrology, Caroline Aubry-Wake, on a day-long hike to Farnham Glacier, west of Radium Hot Springs. Her work with the Coldwater Laboratory in Canmore contributes to the understanding of how retreating glaciers, changing landscapes and a warming climate are affecting water resources in mountain basins in the Canadian Rockies.
We will meet at 8 AM at the Sobeys parking lot in Invermere. High clearance vehicle is needed; carpooling will be encouraged.
Hiking level: Medium
4 km one way; 670 metre gain
Caroline Aubry-Wake is a mountain water scientist combining mountain fieldwork in the Canadian Rockies with advanced computer modelling to understand how melting glaciers and a changing climate will impact our water resources in the future. Her most recent work looks at how wildfire smoke complicates and speeds up glacier melt by darkening the ice surface. . Read Here
The occurrence and severity of wildfires is increasing. It is linked with climate change and past forest management, and has wide-ranging consequences for human activities and ecology. Caroline Aubry-Wake