As mountaineers we are privileged to travel through beautiful and remote terrain. During your 2013 glacier expeditions, high altitude rock climbs and other extreme explorations consider lending a helping hand to the scientific community by participating in an Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation project.
The Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) organization trains adventurers in the proper techniques for data collection. Once data is collected it’s passed on to researchers who have requested help in getting “expensive, time consuming, and difficult to reach information from the remote corners of the globe.” (Source ASC web site)
Think of ASC as a matchmaking organization that connects outdoor enthusiasts with scientists. Now imagine a citizen army of climbers and mountaineers enabling scientists to help us conserve and better understand the landscapes we so love?
Projects where mountaineers can lend a hand include:
For a full listing of projects or to create your own project click here.
Have fun and be safe out there!