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This Video From Chamonix’s Glaciers Is A Reminder That Climate Change Sucks

If there’s one place in the world that serves as a stark example of the devastating effects of changing climate, it’s Chamonix’s Mer De Glace. The massive glacier running from the flanks of Mont Blanc once reached the outskirts of the town of Chamonix. Today, the foot of the glacier is thousands of feet above the valley floor, and is continuing to melt at an unprecedented pace. For anyone who has ever been lucky enough to climb or ski in those mountains, you’ll remember the markers put in place on the ascent out of the glacier, standing like gravestones reminding us of the past. It's not just inconvenient that the climb gets longer and harder every year, the melting ice is literally causing these mountains to crumble.

Luc Hardy’s short film clearly shows these effects, and his reminder echoes deeply:

In 1985 a gondola was built to access the glacier. Unfortunately, like many others, this glacier is shrinking. Each year, steps must be added to walk down to it. Here we are at the level of the glacier when I was skiing down the Vallée Blanche before the installation of the gondola. A few more years and there will be no ice left in this part of the valley.

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How Brie Larson/Captain Marvel Secretly Climbed the Grand with Jimmy Chin
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How Brie Larson/Captain Marvel Secretly Climbed the Grand with Jimmy Chin

How Brie Larson/Captain Marvel Secretly Climbed the Grand with Jimmy Chin

Our friends convince us to do crazy shit all the time, but when you’re good pals with Jimmy Chin, like actress Brie Larson, you might find yourself attempting something like the Grand Teton. It’s only 7,000 feet of elevation gain in one day—no big deal, right? Larson got the idea for the adventure after doing an intense workout regime for . With Larson feeling in the best shape of her life, Chin suggested they do something big like the Grand, and she was 100 percent board. Together with Chin

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YETI is Streaming EIGHT films for free tonight on Youtube
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YETI is Streaming EIGHT films for free tonight on Youtube

YETI is Streaming EIGHT films for free tonight on Youtube

YETI isn't just the maker of ridiculously great coolers—seriously, the ice never melts in those things—they're also known for producing high-quality short films. Lucky for us, the brand is showcasing eight of their projects for FREE tonight at 7:30 CST on Youtube. It sounds like the perfect excuse for a movie night if you ask me. Expect to see some familiar faces like Jimmy Chin and Mark Carter as well as some new inspirational stories. See below for the full film line up:YETI Presents Films:

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Q&A: Jeremy Jones on Finding Common Ground in ‘Purple Mountains’
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Q&A: Jeremy Jones on Finding Common Ground in ‘Purple Mountains’

Q&A: Jeremy Jones on Finding Common Ground in ‘Purple Mountains’

Talking feels like a skill we’re squandering more and more these days in the United States. Both sides of the political divide are guilty of this, and if anything, we've become pretty good at name-calling and stirring up heated debates on social media. The thing is, we lose something essential when we stop listening to each other: common ground. It may be tough to see eye to eye with someone who thinks differently from you; however, it’s not impossible. At least, that’s what Jeremy Jones