The Third Pole
Hello and welcome back to another episode of Polar Times!
Join Alexandra today for a chat with Jakob Steiner, a glacier hydrologist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal. The location of his workplace already reveals that today we are not going to the Arctic or Antarctica - today we are once again at the third pole of the earth, namely in the Himalayas.
In the episode, Jakob and Alexandra talk about his career path and how his studies in science benefited from his degree in classical music. Jakob shares exciting fieldwork experiences from his numerous expeditions to many different places on earth. They talk about the differences between fieldwork in polar regions like Greenland and expeditions in the Himalayan and High Asian Mountains. He also chats about the importance of collaborations with the local people in Nepal and how both, he and the local community, rely on and interact with each other.
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Episode edited by Ryan O’Hara
Cover art by Matthew Nelson
Music: "Scuba" by Metre, Nul Tiel Records, UK (unaltered) CC BY-NC-SA
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