Disappears from our mountains
IT´S WHITE MANTLE
Is a project that seeks to generate a wake-up call for our glaciers. By ascending their mountains, monitor them, study them and find out a way to help preserve them.
Awaken the sensitivity of Colombians.
Promote a conscious attitude towards preserving them.
Conservation of our glaciers.
EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISSEMINATION
Shake the minds of Colombians about the importance of our white peaks and recognize the impact of an imminent extinction.
Our glaciers are unique, special, sensitive and dynamic. Their environmental, cultural, social and scientific importance for the country is incalculable.
AWAKENING THE INTEREST AND REMEMBERING THEM
There are many people in the country who still do not know that in the last century 8 of our glaciers were extinguished and that the last 6 did so during this century.
"The Colombian glaciers have gone from 374 km2 (at the end of the Little Ice Age in the 19th century) to 37 km2 in 2017; meaning, Colombia has lost 92% of its glacier area in 170 years "(IDEAM, 2017).
To those who are active or passive part of the project, share actions that help transform their consumption habits and incorporate new behaviors for the protection of our glaciers; this added to making a call to the private and public sector so that their actions become sustainable.
Currently only six areas have glaciers in Colombia. Of these six “Nevados”, as they are known in Colombia, four are on volcanic structures classified as active (stratovolcanoes). The two remaining “Nevados”, characterized as “Sierra Nevadas” (ie: Snowy Mountains), are located on non-volcanic rocks. From north to south they are: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Sierra Nevada El Cocuy - Güicán and Chita, Nevado del Ruíz Volcano, Nevado Santa Isabel Volcano, Nevado del Tolima Volcano and Nevado del Huila Volcano.
Thanks to the people who decided to take the first step, take a chance and join this adventure.
HOW THIS DREAM
Marcela Fernández, founder of the project, read an article in the newspaper VIVIR EN EL POBLADO (Medellín) in which they interviewed Nicolás Díaz, Mountaineer and co-founder of the Colombian High Mountain Team “Huella de Montaña”, she was shocked to read that in the next decades we would no longer have glaciers in Colombia.
Nicolás and Marcela had met, two years ago, at an event in which both were Speakers and remembered how his talk had inspired her to climb a summit for the first time. Years later she still hadn’t climbed any!
So she wrote Nicolás and told him the idea. Together with Ana Bustamante, Mountaineer and co-founder of "Huella de Montaña" they were encouraged to join and start this long journey.