Vanishing Glaciers


Vanishing Glaciers

Capture them before they are gone! Glaciers in the Cascades and worldwide are melting rapidly. Alan has been documenting many of our local glaciers using photographs he shot in the early 1980’s, and up to the present. This year we will visit two of Mt. Bakers most accessible and famous glaciers: the Easton and the Coleman Glacier. Returning to the same shooting locations Alan has used, we’ll take new photos of the ice rivers. There will be many opportunities for mountain photography, and a chance to learn about glaciers and their relevant terms: enter into a world of crevasses, cryoconites, seracs, accumulation, ablation, firn, flow and basal sliding. A round-trip hike of 8 miles and gaining 2000 feet is needed to reach the Easton Glacier, and a 5 mile round trip hike to reach the Coleman. You can sign up for one or both days.

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Workshops take place in Sept. every year. Group size is small. Signup by appointment only. Cost One Day $175. Cost Both Days $350. Call 360.738.4966 Or email

About The Workshops

photographeralaska_sAlan Kearney is a professional photographer who strives for hands-on experience with people on location. He knows the environment intimately having photographed the locations in every season and range of weather. The participants will learn how to utilize their cameras to obtain outstanding photographs from ideal vantage points, during the best time of year. And we will have fun.

Workshop fees do not include lodging, meals, or travel. After we receive your registration and payment, we’ll send you an information packet about your workshop, what to bring, course itinerary, hotel, and rendezvous information.

If you find it necessary to cancel 60 days or more prior to the workshop, we will issue a refund. Within 60 days, we cannot issue a refund, but will make every effort to find you space in a future workshop.

We recommend you purchase travel insurance, in case you do need to cancel, and cannot find space in another workshop. We will carpool during the workshops, and a typical day has a morning and afternoon shooting session, with a mid-day break. We’ll do more photographing in the evening, and during times when the light is not the best, review and comment on your digital images. The workshop ends at 5 p.m. on the last day scheduled.

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