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Men­den­hall Glacier is the most fa­mous sight in Juneau, the cap­i­tal of Alaska. It’s also shrink­ing – 1.75 miles since 1929 and will con­tinue to do so thanks to global warm­ing.

The glacier is now 13 miles long and the ice takes around 250 years to travel the full length.

One of the best ways to visit is on a he­li­copter tour from Juneau which lands on the spec­tac­u­lar blue ice­field (fact fans: glaciers are usu­ally blue be­cause ice ab­sorbs all colours of the vis­i­ble light spec­trum ex­cept blue, which it trans­mits). NT

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