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