Glacial Climb

AOPA Pilot

Garrett Fisher 2022 February 1, 2022

In 2021, in the depths of a cold winter in the Alps, with borders largely closed and COVID-19 at its worst, I decided to devote myself to flying to as many nonpolar glaciers on Earth as possible, to photograph them for future generations.

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240 Seconds with Garrett Fisher

It Must be NOW, Château-d’Oex

Garrett Fisher 2022 January 25, 2022

The American founder of the Global Glacier Initiative, author of 31 books, financial consultant, photographer & pilot is on a mission to capture as many glaciers as he can before they disappear, while leaning out of the single engine plane he inherited from his grand father.

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With research suggesting that glaciers are melting faster than ever before, financial consultant-turned-photographer Garrett Fisher is in a race to capture as many as he can.

For the past three summers, the Buffalo, N.Y., native, who now lives in Gstaad, Switzerland, has flown over the Alps in a single propeller, 1949 Piper PA-11, photographing the enormous bodies of ice.

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We cannot save the glaciers but my role is to document this process”)

Haaretz, Tel Aviv, Israel

Garrett Fisher 2021 May 19, 2021

בהרי הרוקי בארצות הברית או באלפים השווייציים — גארט פישר משתמש במטוס פייפר ישן שירש מסבו כדי לצלם קרחונים יבשתיים. "אני מקווה שזה יגרום לאנשים לעצור ולומר — חבל שאנחנו מאבדים אותם", הוא אומר בשיחה עמו

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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.