By supporting the Ice Legacy project by Borge Ousland (the only man to have crossed the North and South poles alone), Vincent Colliard, young adventurer and Borge Ousland’s partner, Alpina Electronic Watch Replica hopes to promote the protection of the glaciers, an environmental and climate issue. This unprecedented challenge combines athletic prowess, human adventure and the sharing of knowledge about the polar environment with as many people as possible, so that future generations may enjoy the fascinating and priceless legacy of glaciers and icecaps.
Explorer-ambassadors of this ambitious project, legendary Norwegian Borge Ousland and Frenchman Vincent Colliard, his successor have set to cross 20 of the largest glaciers in the world on skis, in a nearly 10-year epic journey that will take them from Russia to Alaska, and from Patagonia to Pakistan. Relayed by social networks and media across the globe, the adventure will be shared to give maximum exposure to an issue that has become a crisis for humanity. The goal is to help raise public awareness, garner the attention of governments and give a louder voice to scientists, in the hope of increasing efforts to fight the disappearance of already dwindling glaciers.
After crossing the Spitsbergen Glacier in the Svalbard Archipelago in the beginning of August 2014; the Alaskan Stikine Icefield in May 9th, 2015; the Alaskan St. Elias Ice Field on the 21st of April, 2016, this Summer’s stop was the Chugach Mountains in Alaska.
During the expedition, they took samples of snow and ice that they delivered to the University of Anchorage to help scientists study the water isotopes. Analyzing the chemistry of the water helps them compare and track glacial fingerprints. In the future, they hope to collect samples of soot (black carbon powder), which accelerates glacial melting. Scientists are able to date that carbon to determine the origin of the molecule—whether by natural (volcanoes for instance) or man-made processes. Understanding these ratios could provide additional evidence of our impact on the ice fields.
Where the Alpina Extreme Diver felt like it were created by a committee intent on rehashing as numerous popular elements as you can at once, the newest Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 appears to have had a fantastic editor, since it finally feels much less “wordy,” so to speak. Its new streamlined, minimized aesthetic complements the old case with a more natural consistency and general ease, as though the opinion is finally comfortable in its own skin that is moisturizing. Gone is the derived mashup of apparel and tool diver elements found on the outgoing Alpina Extreme Diver (reviewed here) model, in favor of a fresh, classic, and confident aesthetic that quietly lends priority to form more function — but hardly at the cost of the latter, because the Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Automatic remains a 300-meter dive watch, after all.In fact, I’d also argue that the most striking design element is actually the lack thereof. Take, as an example, how the Alpina Extreme Diver’s sword hands have been replaced with a skeletonized handset, whose reduced surface area leads to a cleaner, more discreet view of the dial. Yes, these hands tear a comparatively familiar page out of the Panerai Luminor Submersible book, but the signature isn’t exclusive to Panerai, and it works nicely in complementing the minimalist aesthetic.
Ice Legacy project 2017 © Alpina
Ice Legacy Project 2017 © Alpina
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