Mothernature at it’s most impressive
- Aletsch Glacier - Switzerland
- July 2019
- I love to be around nature and mountains. What better place to go to then Switzerland. During our stay we were close to the Aletsch Glacier. I went there before when I was little and again I felt little when standing next to it. It was truly a magnificent experience.
The Aletsch Glacier or Great Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km, has about a volume of 15.4 km3 (2011), and covers about 81.7 km2 (2011) in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Aletsch Glacier is composed of four smaller glaciers converging at Concordia Place, where its thickness was measured by the ETH to be still near 1 km. It then continues towards the Rhône valley before giving birth to the Massa. The Aletsch Glacier is – like most glaciers in the world today – a retreating glacier. As of 2016, since 1980 it lost 1.3 kilometres of its length, since 1870 3.2 kilometres and lost also more than 300 metres of its thickness.
Life is better in the mountains