July 1 to August 15, 2019
This year, we will be exploring a new area of the Park that is rarely visited and we will continue our work exploring the impacts of pollution on mountain glacier, monitoring water quality, and working with local communities and land managers on conservation projects. This year we will also be working with ethnobotanists examining medicinal plants and climate change. We will be studying vegetation impacts of grazing and climate change. And we will be studying how the Cordillera Blanca was created and doing geologic transects across the range.
April 10 to June 7, 2019
The American Climber Science Program will be working in Nepal at Mt. Everest and Lhotse in Spring, 2019. We will be collecting a variety of environmental data to compare with our on-going research in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and past research on Mt. Everest.