Did you know that your vest also keeps you cool when it's hot? That is what the Glacier Felt project is about, to save some parts of Glaciers from melting when it’s too warm.
The same Fårtex® insulation that you have in your vest is used to protect Swedish glaciers from melting. The Glacier felt is made from 8 layers of Fårtex®, covering the glaciers of Björlings on Kebnekaise and Helags between April to September. Multiple meters of glacier is saved this way.
The Glacier felt project is managed by two adventurer Oskar Kihlborg & Cassiani Fotinos. In 1990, Oskar, together with Mikael Reuterswärd, became the first Swedes to reach the top of Mount Everest.
We will protect some parts of Björlings and Helags Glacier, with almost 500 m2 of FÅRTEX® insulation. The wool will be brought up the mountains by hand.
A Glacier felts Diary, 2023
April - May
We made the first attempt to roll out the wool in April. The climbing started well with a lovely sunshine.
June & July
Finally the weather improved and we could make another try. And this time the rollout was successful.
5,5 meter glacier was saved from melting! We are so happy that our wool has done a good job but at the same time very sad to see how fast the glaciers are melting.
This felt cannot save all the world's glaciers but it is a way to make people understand how fast they are disappearing due to Global Warming. It’s small steps to hopefully something bigger.