Unless otherwise noted all photos were taken on 6th and 7th August 2009.
Looking over the great icefall towards the tongue; aerial photo 30. August 2008; Bernhard Edmayer.
Looking over the lower glacier tongue towards the icefall and the accumulation area beyond; aerial photo 30. August 2008; Bernhard Edmayer.
Massive recession is evident from this view taken in 2009. Debris cover reduces ablation on the true right side of the tongue (left in the photo).
Complex terrain in the glacier forefield. Note various moraine ridges, kettle holes and shifting sand bars. People on the glacier (below) give the scale.
Kettle holes in the glacier forefield.
Ablation stake on the glacier tongue.
View cross the accumulation area from a point 3062 m.a.s.l. north of Oberwalder Hütte.
Johannis Berg (3453m), in the accumulation area of Pasterze, seen from the East.
A large ice block and its track below an ice cliff in the accumulation area of Pasterze.
Firn stratification and crevasses in the southern part of the great icefall.
Dirt cones on the tongue of Pasterze.
Glacier table on the upper part of the glacier tongue.
Landslide of 2007 from Mittlerer Burgstall.
Debris of the 2007 landslide on the glacier tongue.
Massive glacier table on the glacier tongue.
Glacier table below Glockner Kees.
Südliches Bockkarkees, north of Pasterze. The layering in the ice is derived from snow stratification in the accumulation zone. Aerial photo Bernhard Edmayer; 30. August 2008.
Roches moutonnées and glacial striae in front of Südliches Bockkarkees. Grossglockner (3798m) is on the far right.
Carbonate precipitate on a polished rock outcrop in the forefield of Südliches Bockkarkees.
These carbonate precipitates are already getting dissolved by rainwater.
|Unless otherwise noted all photos are by Jürg Alean.|