With a surface area of 17 km2 and a length of 10 km Gepatschferner is the second biggest glacier in Austria (Pasterze being th ebiggest).
Tongue of Gepatschferner from WNW (AB).
Aerial photo of the middle and upper parts of Gepatschferner from N (AB).
Accumulation area from E; lower middle: Brandenburger Haus (AB).
Langtauferer Ferner (bottom right) and Gepatschferner (upper left; AB).
Massive meltwater discharge from the glacier portal on a hot summer day (JA).
Gepatschferner's meltwater stream flows through a geologically very complex area (JA).
Discharge through a freshly eroded meltwater channel. Note angular rocks (JA).
Roches moutonnées in the forefield of Gepatschferner (JA).
Roche moutonnées in front of Gepatschferner; the flow direction of the ice was from left to right (JA).
Intensively folded geiss with prominent boudinage of quartz veins near Gepatschferner (JA).
Variegated rocks in the forefield of Gepatschferner; looking downvalley towards Kaunertal (JA).
Folded and weathered rocks coloured reddish-brown due to the presence of iron and manganese minerals (JA).
|Aerial photos 9th September 2008, Jakob Abermann, University of Innsbruck (AB); terrestrial photos 30th Juli 2009, Jürg Alean (JA).|