Finsterwalder Glacier is a complex system of valley glaciers which drains the mountains of the Princess Margaret Range west of White and Thompson Glacier and is connected to Iceberg Glacier.
Aerial view from the SW towards Finsterwalder Glacier. Finsterwalder is the glacier on the left, part of which merges with Iceberg Glacier behind the mountain on the left. Its largest tributary is the unnamed glacier on the right which contributes most of the ice to the glacier terminus (centre; photo Melissa Battler 2008).
Tongue of Finsterwalder Glacier and prominent push moraine from a similar direction as in the previous photo, but taken from the ground during a four day walk from Expedition Fjord and back. A large mass of aufeis is visble near the left end of the push moraine (June 29th, 1977).
Camping southwest of Finsterwalder Glacier. After clmbing a ridge, which offered views over Iceberg Glacier and Iceberg Bay, we found our way back accross the peninsula north of Expedition Fjord, and two days later we were back at basecamp (photo June 30th, 1977).
Ice-dammed lake on the true left margin of Finsterwalder's tongue (below centre of photo; aerial photo from WSW, Aug. 24th, 1977). In the distance is Iceberg Glacier and the mountains of the Swiss Range.
A complex system of intersecting crevasses forms where Finsterwalder Glacier flows over a somewhat steeper part of its bed, before splitting into two flow units, one of which later merges with Iceberg Glacier (Aug. 24th, 1977).
Similar view as in the previous photo, here as anaglyph (3D) image. Red-blue or red-cyan glasses are necessary to see the stereoscopic effect (Aug. 24th, 1977).
Finsterwalder Glacier (lower left) and Iceberg Glacier (partly hidden by the remarkable mountain with tilted sedimentary strata) and Swiss Range (upper right). Note three ice-dammed lakes, partly covered by lake ice, in the foreground (July 2nd, 2008).
Remarkable, narrow mountain glacier between the two major flow units of Finsterwalder Glacier. Lateral moraines along the margin of Finsterwalder (lower right) indicate recent recession (July 2nd, 2008).
Prominent meltwater channels flow for several kilometres over the surface of Finsterwalder Glacier's major left tributary glacier. Iceberg Bay is in the far background (July 2nd, 2008).
Steep rock outcrops and an icefall (left of image centre) in the acculation area of Finsterwalder Glacier's main left tributary glacier. Photo taken from a peak at the top of White Glacier's accumulation area (1977).
The same icefall and rock faces as seen in the previous photo, now later in the season and in a warmer summer. Ablation is taking place even at the highest altitudes and in north-facing slopes (aerial photo; July 2nd, 2008).
Highest part of Finsterwalder Glacier's accumulation area. Only some nunataks emerge from the ice. Mueller Icecap is in the background (August 8th, 1977).
|Photos, unless otherwise mentioned: Jürg Alean|