The joke goes like this: What do you do when you get a drill stuck in a glacier?

Well, actually the answer isn’t a joke: You go to Home Depot and get a bigger drill and supplies, then drive back to the glacier at first light to try to get your other drill out of the ice. That’s when happens when you’re a glacier researcher. We were fortunate to host and get to know Daniel Fortier, who is a professor at the Center for Nordic Studies in Quebec and also with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It was neat to hear about his adventures at the Matanuska Glacier, just an hour up the Glenn Highway from our B&B.

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