This activity involves a specialist, such a Glaciologist or Geologist that contributes their expert knowledge to the group. We meet up on the morning by Glacier Adventure Glacier - and Mountain centre in Hali, where the students are geared up with crampons and harness.
After a nice briefing we drive in jeeps to the glacier for a round 30 min where then the group walks to glacier for around 35 minutes. Adding on helmet and an ice axe. Both during the drive and the walk guides explain how the glacier has been receding due to climatic change and how the landscape is moulded, by the movement of the glacier and how generally Iceland is formed.
Before stepping on the glacier, the guide gives the student a lesson how to put on crampons, and goes over the safety before walking on the glacier. The group walks up to a nice ice climbing spot and on the way explore and explain glacier features such as dirt cones, moulins and crevasses. When coming to the ice climbing spot the group is split in two parts where one groups goes with specialist to learn more about the glacier when the others test their ice climbing ability. After the second group has ice climbed and the other group gone with the specialist.
The group goes together of glacier and drive back home to base camp where the group BBQ, has fun, and group discussion. Group discussion is done by giving out 4 different questions to the students they need to discuss in 4 different groups and precent their thoughts to the group. Questions relatively related to the future and how young adults see the future.
Guided experience, Field school
Culture and Traditions, Land and Climate, History of Scientific Discovery, Fire, Ice and Rock
Guides are qualified as AIMG guide, either Hard Ice 2 or 3, and Mountain 1 and/or 2, with WFR certificate and extended driving licence. Specialists, are either Masters or Dr in their field of work, such as Glaciologist or Geologist or something similar.
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