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Mount Everest's Highest Glacier Rapidly Losing Ice: Study

NDTV | 05/02/2022 07:04 PM | Click to read full article

Ice on a glacier near the summit of Mount Everest that took millennia to form has shrunk dramatically in the last three decades due to climate change; a new study has shown.

The South Col formation may already have lost around 55 metres (180 feet) of thickness in the last 25 years, according to research led by the University of Maine and published this week by Nature.