Buckskin Glacier

Buckskin Glacier, Alaska Range

Buckskin Glacier is a 23 kilometre long valley glacier in the central Alaska Range. It descends from the prominent peak Moose's Tooth towards the east. Its most remarkable features are two prominent landslide deposits.

Buckskin Glacier, Alaska Range
Looking down the length of Buckskin Glacier; the two most recent and prominent landslide deposits are in the centre.
Buckskin Glacier, Alaska Range
The landslide deposits as seen from the east. Note the variegated moraines on the true left of Buckskin Glacier (right in the photo).
Buckskin Glacier, Alaska Range
Close-up of the two landslide deposits. The tabular shape is a result of downmelting of the glacier surface around the landslide deposits.
Buckskin Glacier, Alaska Range
The landslide deposits seen from the south. Note the small meltwater pond on the near edge of the landslide.
Buckskin Glacier, Alaska Range
Confluence of flow units from three firn basins in the upper part of Buckskin Glacier. The landslide deposits are on the far right.
Buckskin Glacier, Alaska Range
The most prominent and spectacular mountain on the boundary of Buckskin Glacier's accumulation area (lower left) is Moose's Tooth (3150m).
All photos Jürg Alean, July 19th, 2011