High Mountains Adaptation Partnership - Imja Lake (2012)
Through the USAID-supported High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP), Peru and Nepal are addressing the impacts and risks of rapidly melting glaciers in high mountain areas. The HiMAP brings scientists, governments officials, and local people together to share lessons learned on managing high-risk, high-impact floods caused by rapidly melting glaciers. This film shows the HiMAP working with Sherpas in the Khumbu region who are trying to adapt to the challenges of climate change. One of the most dramatic immediate examples is the emergence of potentially dangerous glacial lakes. The film follows a team of scientists and engineers in 2012 as they make startling discoveries about Imja lake, which threatens the people who live along the entire Everest trekking route.