Ain’t no mountain high enough

LonnieThompson.jpg It’s not often you get discussion of ice cores over the breakfast muesli, but Kim Hill’s Saturday Morning show on Radio NZ National today featured a long chat with Lonnie Thompson, the renowned paleoclimatologist who has spent most of his career drilling into high altitude ice caps and glaciers to investigate past climate. The blurb to Mark Bowen’s book about Thompson claims that he “has spent more time in the death zone— the environment above eighteen thousand feet— than any man who has ever lived.” It’s a fascinating 30 – 40 minutes, well worth a listen for the insight he provides into the changes taking place in the cryosphere. Audio will be here later on today.