• Caltech geologists on a three-day trek on horseback to install a GPS station in Upper Mustang, a remote region in northern Nepal.
08/14/2012 07:00:00

Geologists in the Field

Field geologists at Caltech come face to face with bears and wolverines, climb steep cliffs and mountains, and endure scorching sunlight and frigid temperatures. Sometimes risking life and limb, they travel to some of the most remote corners of the globe—all in the name of science. A feature-length story in the Summer 2012 issue of E&S magazine describes some of their adventures in the quest to understand our planet. 

Written by Marcus Woo