Pasterze

Life around the glacier

Pasterze is located within the «Nationalpark Hohe Tauern». The land around the glacier thus is a haven for wildlife.

Life around the glacier
Marmot above the lateral moraine from the Little Ice Age
Life around the glacier
Marmot family near the «Gamsgrubenweg», a popular hiking route along the glacier tongue
Life around the glacier
Edelweiss between the mountain glacier Südliches Bockkarkees and Pasterze
Life around the glacier
Edelweiss on the south-facing slope above the tongue of Pasterze
Life around the glacier
Yellow Mountain Saxifrage (saxifraga aizoides) in the lateral moraine of Pasterze
Life around the glacier
A bone, probably from the foreleg of a chamois, found on the glacier proves that animals cross the ice and sometimes perish on the glacier.
All photos were taken on 6th and 7th August 2009 by Jürg Alean.