Triftgletscher (Gadmen)

Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007

The following images show the situation at Triftgletscher im late summer 2007. The proglacial lake which had started to form in 2001 has now reached its maximum size. The active glacier tongue is no longer in contact with the water (see image no. 7 below; only a little stagnant ice remains close to the shoreline). A delta is forming where the meltwater stream enters the lake. A small ice-dammed lake near point 2419 metres elevation southwest of Trifthütte has disappeared following the glacier's recession.

Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
New suspension bridge, lake and tongue of Triftgletscher
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Triftgletscher from the north
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Waterfall at the side of Triftgletscher
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Fisheye photo from the east
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Icefall as seen from the path to Trifthütte
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Waterfalls on the orographic right side of the icefall
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Glacier portal and meltwater stream entering the lake
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Telephoto view of the glacier portal
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Here an earlier ice-dammed lake has disappered.
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Meltwater stream disappearing beneath the glacier
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Fisheye lens photo of the middle section of the glacier, towards W
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Fisheye lens photo of the middle section of the glacier, towards NW
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Uppermost section of the icefall
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Triftsee early in the morning
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Triftsee (Fisheye lens photo)
Triftgletscher and Triftsee 14. and 15. August 2007
Water intake for a hydroelectric power station
Fotos Jürg Alean