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Rhone Glacier

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Gletsch is located immediately next to the Rhone Glacier. In those days, the guests of the Hotels Glacier du Rhone were able to dine with a view onto the nearby ice flow. These days one has to hike several kilometres before encountering the glacier. Nonetheless, this hike is very interesting because it is interspersed with many informational signs (in six languages) showing the apron of the glacier in all its splendour. There are moraines from different ages, plants that have found a home in the apron, the dynamics of the ice flow, animals that live here, wet zones and the various types of moors that the glacier has left behind. There is also some information on glaciologists and the science of glaciology.
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Update: May 06, 2022


2'672'553E 1'159'161N
46.579790, 8.385184
46°34'47.2"N 8°23'06.7"E
32T 452893 5158653
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Teddy B
November 28, 2019 · Community
Ich habe den Rhonegletscher im September 2009 besucht und war damals schon sehr erschrocken über den "Rückzug". Immerhin reichte die Zunge noch fast bis zum Abgrund. Heute ist auch das leider nicht mehr der Fall. Infos zu Gletschern im Alpenraum:
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