National Weather Service issued a flood advisory on July 4 when a river gauge at the Canadian border showed water levels rapidly rising.
A soon-to-be-published scientific paper says climate change has taken its toll on the now-shrinking Taku Glacier from the Juneau Icefield.
There’s enough water in Suicide Basin to fill an estimated 10,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. This year, as in previous years, that water could eventually flow under Mendenhall Glacier and flood Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River.
A Bartlett Regional Hospital spokesperson says a climber who fell at Mendenhall Towers has died.
An unnamed peak in the Juneau Icefield may get a cool-sounding name dreamed up a half-century ago — but then nearly forgotten.
Ryan Johnson of Juneau and Marc-Andre Leclerc of British Columbia were presumed dead after a week long search when they didn’t return from an attempt to climb the Mendenhall Towers in March. Recovery efforts continued through the summer and fall.
Alaska State Troopers say ropes used by Ryan Johnson and Marc-Andre Leclerc were spotted in a cravasse on the north face of the Mendenhall Towers.
Authorities are searching for two overdue hikers — George “Ryan” Johnson, 34, of Juneau and Marc-Andre Leclerc of British Columbia — who didn’t return from climbing the Mendenhall Towers in the Juneau Icefield.
This year’s Juneau Icefield Research Program included a focus on art and science communication, in addition to the usual studies of the ice, ecology, and weather and climate of the icefield.
Black carbon, which is produced by burning, can accelerate warming of the atmosphere and melting of glaciers.