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