Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher

Aerial photos August 2004

After the extremely hot summer of 2003 Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher showed strong signs of recession. A new waterfall had appeared below a rock outcrop locally known as "Heissi Blatta".

Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher, aerial photo
Uppermost part of the glacier, also known as "Fieschergletscher", with Ewigschneefeld, part of Grosser Aletschgletscher, in the background.
Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher, aerial photo
Uppermost part of the glacier, also known as "Fieschergletscher", on the right southern rock face of the Eiger.
Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher, aerial photo
View downglacier over the icefall of the "Fieschergletscher" towards the tongue of Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher.
Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher, aerial photo
Séracs in the icefall of the "Fieschergletscher", below the rock outcrop of "Heissi Blatta".
Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher, aerial photo
Séracs in the icefall of the "Fieschergletscher", below the rock outcrop of "Heissi Blatta".
Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher, aerial photo
Top: Icefall of "Fieschergletscher" and rock outcrop of "Heissi Blatta". Left: Lateral moraine from the Little Ice Age.
Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher, aerial photo
Confluence of "Unders Ischmeer" (left margin of photo, debris covered) and of "Fieschergletscher" (centre).
Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher, aerial photo
Meltwater stream and waterfall on the side of "Fieschergletscher" (compare with previous image).
Photos Jürg Alean