The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.
- John Muir
From studying glacial lakes in the world’s tallest mountain range, to attempting a 7,530m peak, these mountaineering scientists assess the risk of glacial lake outburst floods.
Despite endless setbacks, this group persevered and risked their own lives by swimming up to 12km at a time, to convince people to climb into their rafts and abandon homes to the rising water.
Incessant rain and glacial melt in Chitral valley in north-west Pakistan has claimed several lives in heavy flooding.