Since Black Ice Himalaya launched in 2011, our goal has been to include local communities in our research expeditions, in the form of a Sherpa-Scientist Initiative (SSI). This goes beyond simply helping with gear carries to research sites.  It involves … Continue reading


As the climate continues to change, it is important, now more than ever, to quantify what is happening to the glaciers of the Himalaya.  “Boots on the ground” research approaches in Nepal serve as invaluable ways to gather data in … Continue reading

James Harvard

James Harvard lives in Hanover, New Hampshire and graduated from high school in 2012. He has a long-standing interest in the people and culture of the Himalaya and will be making his first trip there as part of a gap … Continue reading