FEICHTEN IM KAUNERTAL, Austria
The Wider Image: Scientists race to read Austria's melting climate archive
Glaciologist Andrea Fischer from the Austrian Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, examines an ice core of Gepatschferner glacier at Weissseespitze summit at over 3,500 meters above sea level, near Feichten im Kaunertal, Austria, March 21, 2019. "We are now roughly at 1920. The rest has already been lost - everything from 1920 until now," Fischer said of her work seeking Austria's oldest ice at the top of the Weissseespitze, a peak more than 3,500 metres high. "In the next two years we will lose another 70 years (of ice and data)," Fischer said, describing ice at the top of the glacier. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner SEARCH "AUSTRIA GLACIERS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.