100 Year Time-Lapse of the Mer de Glace

  • Kieran Baxter

Press/Media: Research


Coverage of Dr Kieran Baxter's 3D models to create a 100 year time-lapse of the Mer de Glace.

Period27 Mar 2018

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • Title100 Year Time-Lapse of the Mer de Glace
    Media name/outletUK Climbing
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionIn the early 20th Century, Swiss aviator and photographer Eduard Spelterini took a series of glass-plate photographs during a trans-alpine gas filled balloon crossing, which today serve as a serendipitous record of glacial retreat. Despite being drawn to the aesthetics of the glacier, Spelterini's main focus in taking these images was the geology of the mountains framing the serpentine Mer de Glace in the Mont Blanc Massif. Spelterini couldn't have predicted how rapidly the landscape he surveyed would change over the next century, but his work has been transformed by aerial photographer and digital visualisation researcher Dr Kieran Baxter into detailed 3D models to create a 100 year 'time-lapse.'
    Producer/AuthorNatalie Berry
    PersonsKieran Baxter