Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher

Unders and Obers Ischmeer 2012

Photos from the path to Schreckhornhütte (SAC): Since a few years Underes and Oberes Ischmeer no longer reach Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher. Therefor it forms a separate glacier, and is no longer a tributary of Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher.

Unterer Grindelwald, glacier
View from Bäregghütte across the forefield of Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher; on the left are deep channels which were formed by moraine collapse.
Unterer Grindelwald, glacier, glacial lake
Tele photo view from Bärgghütte: Remains of the demolished Stieregghütte; behind ice debris from Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher; note prominent foliation.
Unterer Grindelwald, glacier, glacial lake
View downvalley over the forefield of Unterer Grindelwaldgletschers with landslide from the Eiger east face.
Unterer Grindelwald, glacier, moraine, erosion
Fluted lateral moraine on the true left side of the tongue of Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher.
Unterer Grindelwald, glacier, moraine, syncline, foliation
A new small glacial and a awaterfall have recently emerged at Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher. Note syncline structure in the foliation right of centre.
glacier, ice avalanche
Small ice avalanche at "Heissi Blatta"; note also falling rocks.
glacier, ice age, late glacial, lateral moraine, sheep
South of "Bänisegg" sheep rest on a late glacial lateral moraine.
icefall, glacier
The path to Schreckhornhütte leads along a spectacular icefall between Obers and Unders Ischmeer.
Obers Ischmeer, Unders Ischmeer, glacier, icefall
Panorama photo of the icefall between Obers and Unders Ischmeer. Some snow from the previous winter remains on the ice in the foreground.
Obers Ischmeer, Unders Ischmeer, glacier, icefall, glacier, crevasse, Fieschergletscher
Spectacular transverse crevasses in the icefall. In the background Fieschergletscher is visible.
Obers Ischmeer, Unders Ischmeer, glacier, icefall, glacier, crevasse
Crevasses in the upper part of the icefall between Obers and Unders Ischmeer.
Finsteraarhorn, Agassizhorn, Kleines Fiescherhorn, Schreckhornhütte, glacier
View from Schreckhornhütte SAC across Obers Ischmeer: Far left Finsteraarhorn (4273.9m), to its right Agassizhorn (3946m) right of centre Ochs or Kleines Fiescherhorn (3895m)
Finsteraarhorn, Agassizhorn, Kleines Fiescherhorn, Schreckhornhütte, glacier
Tele panorama photo with Finsteraarhorn (4273.9m), Agassizhorn (3946m), Fieschergrat, Ochs or Kleines Fiescherhorn (3895m) from Schreckhornhütte. The photo may require scrolling to the right.
glacier, bergschrund, ice apron, Ochs, Kleines Fiescherhorn
Ochs or Kleines Fiescherhorn: The NE-wall is covered by a beautiful ice apron; note prominent bergschrund at its base.
Gletscherfloh, Morteratsch, Bernina, Gletscher
Schreckhornhütte (SAC) is located 2529 m.a.s.l. and offers a great view over the firn basin of the Oberes Ischmeer.
Steinbock, ibex, Obersch Ischmeer, glacier
In the evening ibex have approached the hut in order to lick salt which is provided for them.
icefall, Eiger, Obersch Ischmeer, glacier
The sun sets on the right of the Eiger east ridge; in the foreground is the great icefall below Schreckhornhütte.
icefall, crevasses, glacier
Evening light on the crevasses of the icefall below Oberes Ischmeer.
icefall, hanging glacier, Schreckhorn, alpine glow, glacier
The setting sun casts its warm light on Schreckhorn (4078m) and a small hanging glacier on its western flank.
Finsteraarhorn, Agassizhorn, alpine glow, glacier, sunset
Alpine glow: Finsteraarhorn (left) and Agassizhorn shortly before sunset; tele photo view from Schreckhornhütte.
Fotos 17./18.7.2012 Jürg Alean.