Commonly known as the highest road in the world, the Khardung-la pass at 17,582 feet is dizzying and dangerous. But it is "child's play" compared to how it once was, before climate change began erasing its defining glaciers.
That's the story recounted by Showkat Ali, a longtime bus driver of the Khardung-la, told to anthropologist Karine Gagné at GlacierHub. Now is a good time for me to mention that my dad, Ben Orlove, set up and runs GlacierHub. If that volcano under a glacier in Iceland erupts and shuts down air traffic, you may hear his name more often.