Morteratsch

Vadret Pers and Vadret da Morteratsch 2011 and 2012

Rapid recession of the glacier system Pers-Morteratsch continues. In only a few years Vadret Pers will no longer reach Vadret da Morteratsch.

Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, recession
Panorama photo from Munt Pers, 8.9.2012. The image is wide and my require scrolling to the right.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, recession
Tele photo from Munt Pers showing the confluence of Vadret Pers and Vadret da Morteratsch. 8.9.2012.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, recession
Transverse crevasses above the icefall of Vadret Pers, tele photo from Munt Pers. 8.9.2012.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, recession
Crevasse field on Vadret da Morteratsch, tele photo from Munt Pers. 8.9.2012.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, lateral morain, lake
The true right lateral moraine of Vadret Pers dams small lakes below Munt Pers. 8.9.2012.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, recession
Panorama from the lateral moraine of Vadret Pers below Diavolezza. 8.9.2012.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, recession, waterfall
A waterfall has emerged in a previously ice-covered rock face on the true left side of Vadret Pers. 8.9.2012.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, recession, lateral moraine, lake
Small lake dammed by lateral moraines of Vadret da Morteratsch and Vadret da Pers. 8.9.2012.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, icefall
On Vadret da Morteratsch, below the icefall, the so-called "Labyrinth". 8.9.2012.
Morteratsch, Bernina, icefall
Icefall (so-called "Labyrinth") of Vadret da Morteratsch in the evenig light; tele photo. 8.9.2012.
Morteratsch, Bernina, Boval, moraine, glacier
Panorama photo of Vadret da Morteratsch from the Boval mountain hut. 9.9.2012.
Morteratsch, Bernina, moulin, glacier, ice
Big hole in the ice near the terminus of Vadret da Morteratsch, caused by a moulin. 14.8.2011.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, glacier portal
Portal of Vadret da Morteratsch on 10.9.2012; photo Michael Hambrey.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, glacier portal
The glacier portal one year earlier, on 14.8.2011.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, glacier portal
The glacier portal on 10.9.2011 after several roof collapses; photo Michael Hambrey.
Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, glacier portal
Recently collapsed ice near the portal of Vadret da Morteratsch. 8.10.2012.
glacier flea, hexapod, Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier
Glacier fleas on the tongue of Vadret da Morteratsch. These hexapods are only 1,5 to 2,5mm long. 8.10.2012.
glacier flea, hexapod, Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier
Glacier fleas of various sizes on the tongue of Vadret da Morteratsch. 8.10.2012.
glacier flea, hexapod, Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier
Glacier fleas in a small cryoconite hole on the tongue of Vadret da Morteratsch. 8.10.2012.
Vadret Pers and Vadret da Morteratsch 2011 and 2012
Ice crystals on the edge of a meltwater channel on Vadret Pers.
Vadret Pers and Vadret da Morteratsch 2011 and 2012
Frozen surface of a meltwater channel on Vadret Pers. 8.9.2012.
star, milky way, Morteratsch, Bernina, glacier, Piz Palü
Nightsky with milky way above Vadret Pers, Piz Palü (left) and Piz Bernina (right) from Diavolezza. 7.9.2012.
Vadret Pers and Vadret da Morteratsch 2011 and 2012
Sunrise on Piz Palü; tele photo from Diavolezza. 8.9.2012.
Vadret Pers and Vadret da Morteratsch 2011 and 2012
Sunrise on Piz Bernina; tele photo from Diavolezza. 8.9.2012.
Photos, unless otherwise noted, are by Jürg Alean.