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.
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.