Photo Essay

The Aletsch Glacier

"The Aletsch Glacier (German: Aletschgletscher) or Great Aletsch Glacier (German: Grosser Aletschgletscher) is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km (14 mi) and covers more than 120 square kilometres (46 sq mi) in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Aletsch Glacier is composed of three smaller glaciers converging at Concordia, where ITS THICKNESS IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1 km (3,300 ft). It then continues towards the Rhone valley before giving birth to the Massa River."

In the photos you not realize the actual size of the ice block.

More information here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aletsch_Glacier

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  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (3 Sep 2013):

    One of the most beautiful glacier here in Switzerland. Beautiful images, voted!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (4 Sep 2013):

    Very beautiful & wonderful photo essay!!! voted

  • Miguel MB

    Miguel MB said (5 Sep 2013):

    Thank you!

  • Toby Morrison

    Toby Morrison   said (5 Sep 2013):

    So Awesome!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (24 Sep 2013):

    WoW!!! Vote+++++

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