Glacier scientist 'doesn't like cold'
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Khumbu glacier drill scientist 'doesn't like the cold'

Climate change scientists are to travel to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first team to successfully drill through the world's highest glacier.

The Aberystwyth University-led group will use a drill adapted from a car wash to penetrate the Khumbu glacier in the foothills of Everest.

They will work at an altitudes of 5,000m (16,400ft), drilling 200m (650ft) into the ice.

Project leader Prof Bryn Hubbard, told BBC Wales about the project - and his unlikely dislike of the cold.

  • 11 Apr 2017
  • From the section Wales
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