halifaxearthtech: photo by Marlene Thyssen (Water)
This is apparently an old practice. Peoples of Northern Pakistan will seed new glaciers with charcoal, sawdust, and the ice chipped from another glacier and carried to a new mountain pass. They do this to create better conditions for agriculture and purportedly to sometimes block mountain passes from invasions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_glacier

Does anyone know any more about this?

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