The Alps – Completed

Garrett Fisher

I was hoping to have acquired the next aircraft in the fleet by the time glacier season in the summer of 2021 began; however, the pandemic and other factors got in the way, so the only choice was to give it a whirl with the existing 1949 PA-11. While the airplane can clearly undertake the […]

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As the next glacier season approaches in a few months, my mind has been focusing on the many mountain ranges that I would like to be visiting. There is a lifetime of glaciers to chase and photograph from northern Alaska to the tip of Argentina, among many other places. It does present a tad of […]

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As the idea behind the Global Glacier Initiative advances, it has become time to formalize the mission into an organization. The Global Glacier Initiative, Inc. has been formed as a public benefit corporation in the US State of Wyoming. As of this writing, the exemption application for 501(c)(3) non-profit status with the Internal Revenue Service […]

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While strategic plans, organization missions, and the like are partially on the site already and will invariably be added to as time goes by, there is something pure about stating the general idea behind the Global Glacier Initiative, in fairly direct prose, while things are very early. One of the biggest things going on in […]

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An Idea is Born

Garrett Fisher

Sometimes big ideas show up without announcing themselves with much fanfare in advance. My personal fixation with glaciers dates back to the late 1990s. As a teenager, a studious friend of mine noted one of the first studies that made it to the popular mainstream that forecast the extinction of glaciers in Glacier National Park, […]

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Where the glacier meets the sky, the land ceases to be earthly, and the earth becomes one with the heavens; no sorrows live there anymore, and therefore joy is not necessary; beauty alone reigns there, beyond all demands.


Just to lie here in the sun with great white peaks all around me and the biggest glacier in Europe at my feet, to eat from time to time, to sleep a little and dream a great deal- it is a heavenly existence.