Ice age: In the shadow of glaciers

The beautiful Bagrote Valley is not far from Gilgit town, only around two hours drive away, but the road to Bagrote is a narrow, winding track that wraps around a mountain and the going is slow. Even before one reaches the main village of Bagrote with its green terraced fields and fruit orchards, one can see the valley glaciers in the distance.

Are Pakistan’s glaciers growing or retreating?

Baltoro glacier has grown since 1947

Pakistan has some of the world’s longest glaciers such as the massive glaciers of Baltoro and Biafo… Today scientists are saying that while glaciers around the world, including the Alps, have started losing mass in recent years due to warmer temperatures caused by climate change, glaciers in parts of Pakistan’s Karakoram range like the Baltoro have been putting on mass.