Ross Wehner

Ross Wehner is a freelance writer and professional mountain guide based in Seattle, Wash.

In the Andes Mountains, the pace of climate change is far from glacial

Even 16,500 feet in the air, perched on the steep slope of a volcano in Ecuador, French glaciologist Bernard Francou moves gracefully. Hopping among ice blocks and jagged rock debris, he stops suddenly before a boulder with blue letters painted …