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Past, Present and Future of Glaciers
Wednesday, 08 September 2004





The Rifugio Mandrone at 2400m in Val Genova, Italy is hosting an exhibition dedicated to glaciers and high altitude mountain environments.

The exhibition contains data on the geology and morphology of the area, with up to date figures on glaciers, their state of health and their ongoing changes, as well as historical news and in depth information on mountaineering and local flora.

Three-dimensional reconstructions of glaciers and rock glaciers (stone ice fields), easy to read explanatory panels and a few interactive sections are the structural elements of this permanent exhibition. You can test yourself on dating the last glaciers expansion by measuring the variation in year-rings of a larch trunk, understand the dynamics of glacier formation and the climatic changes now under way.

To reach the Centro Studi Adamello in the Rifugio Mandrone it's a two and a half hour walk along the path starting from Rifugio Bedole. A number of free shuttle buses (beginning at 7.30 a.m. from the Pinzolo Cableways car park and at 7.50 a.m. from Ponte Maria in Val Genova) run to the path's start.

The free to enter exhibition will be open for as long as the refuge remains accessible (up to the first large snowfalls). The initiative is organized by the Natural Science Museum of Trento, SAT -Trentino Alpinist Society - and the Trentino Glacier Committee in collaboration with the Adamello Brenta Nature Park.

Information from the Rifugio Mandrone, tel Italy 0465 501193

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