Grosser Aletschgletscher

Aerial photos

All photos on this page were taken during a helicopter flight in August 2004.

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Aletschwald and tongue of Grosser Aletschgletscher. Upper left: bedrock failure caused by glacier recession.
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Crevasse labyrinth on the tongue of Grosser Aletschgletscher.
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Middle part of the glacier, looking towards Konkordiaplatz, Jungfrau, Mönch and Trugberg (top, from left to right).
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Icefall below Ewigschneefäld, near Konkordiaplatz.
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Small ice-dammed lake at the confluence of Ewigschneefäld and Jungfraufirn.
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Small meltwater pond in the icefall below Ewigschneefäld (compare with next photo).
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Small meltwater pond in the icefall; firn stratification is clearly visible on the left.
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Konkordiaplatz, confluence of Ewigschneefäld and Jungfraufirn, formation of wave ogives.
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Looking from Aletschfirn across Konkordiaplatz towards the icefall and Grüneggfirn (small glacier centre right).
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Pattern of remnant snow from last winter (bright), older firn (dark), and crevasses on Aletschfirn.
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Looking downglacier over Jungfraufirn towards Konkordiaplatz.
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Uppermost part of Ewigschneefäld; the firn area in the foreground is part of Oberer Grindelwaldgletscher.
Photos Jürg Alean, August 2004