Grosser Aletschgletscher

At the glacier margin

Photos on this page illustrate the situation along the left margin of the glacier tongue between Märjela and Chatzulecher (below Mossfluo). Photos 1 to 7 were taken in October 2006, photo 8 in August 2004.

At the glacier margin
Recently emerged bedrock.
At the glacier margin
In an ice cave near the glacier margin.
At the glacier margin
Looking downglacier towards the opening of the ice cave.
At the glacier margin
Remnants of former moulins.
At the glacier margin
Abandoned glacial meltwater channel.
At the glacier margin
Partially drained ice-marginal lake (note light-coloured strandline).
At the glacier margin
Medial moraines and crevasses on the tongue of Grosser Aletschgletscher.
At the glacier margin
Stranded icebergs after a small ice-marginal lake at Märjela has drained.
Photos Jürg Alean