Now the secret will be revealed! Camera trapped in glacier found after 85 years; such a success2 min read
Yukon glacier: A lot of cameras and equipment have been found in Yukon Glacier, Canada. It is being said that these cameras were buried in the glacier for the last 85 years. Decades-old cameras were being searched in Yukon’s Kluane National Park for the past two years. All these cameras are from the explorer Bradford Washburn. Now conservation experts are going to see if they can redevelop any of the photos from the camera film.
According to media reports, in the year 1937, an American climber Washburn reached here. Many other people were also present with him. His team camped on Walsh Glacier before leaving to climb Mount Lucania. It is being said that before leaving, he left many things in the camp, including many cameras and equipment. These people successfully climbed the mountain, but due to bad weather, they never returned to the camp to collect their belongings.
That’s how the search started
In the year 2020, a climber named Griffin Post read about Washburn’s lost camera. After that he made up his mind to find it. After this, Griffin went through the old photographs of the base camp for 18 months. After this he started searching using GPS. But it was not easy to do all this on a 50 km wide moving glacier.
mission was not easy
After this, these people took the help of Dora Medrzyka, a PhD student in glaciology. “Before we went to the area, we had access to satellite data,” Medrzyka said. We are trying to estimate how far glaciers have moved in 85 years, yet we only have data for part of that. Medrzyca said the walsh is a rare “growing glacier” that can periodically accelerate from 10 to 100 meters a day, compared to a typical glacier, which is a relatively constant speed of less than a meter a day. It moves with.
then the day came
It wasn’t until the 6th day of the team’s second visit to the glacier in August this year that Medrzyka found success. He saw a long band of debris that ran deep into the glacier except for two gaps. After this his team got the cameras.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 31, 2022, 10:35 IST