Going against the trend of shrinking glaciers around the world, it has been reported that the glaciers in the Karakoram Range have been growing in size.
Previously, research had concluded that increased participation was the cause of this glacial mass growth. But other research also suggested that increased snow in the Karakoram had an added impact.
New research indicates that there has been an increased cloudiness in the region. This has lowered temperatures and resulted in more glaciation. Also the research says there has been an increase in evaporative cooling, which is likely caused by stronger winds.
The Karakoram Range is home to some of the highest mountains in the world, including K2. It is also the most glaciated region on the earth outside of the polar regions.