Girls on Ice 2013: Call for applications until February 1

January 2, 2013


Organizers announce that the Girls on Ice 2013 Expeditions are now accepting applications. The 2013 program includes two expeditions. The original North Cascades expedition on Mount Baker in Washington State will be held July 21 through Aug. 1, 2013, and an Alaska-based expedition will take place June 21 through July 2, 2013. 


Girls on Ice is a unique, free, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year a team of nine teenage girls and three instructors spend 11 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists and mountaineers.


Applicants must be at least fifteen-years-old by June 21, 2013 and no older than eighteen on Aug. 1, 2013. The application process requires a series of short essay questions and two teacher recommendations. The Alaskan expedition is primarily intended for Alaska and Pacific Northwest girls. For further information or to download the application form, please go to


Funding for Girls on Ice is provided through small grants; gifts from individuals and support from the National Science Foundation, the Alaska Climate Science Center and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.


For further information, please go to


For questions, please email