Morteratsch- und Persgletscher

Panorama photos

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Vadret Pers
Photo 1994: From Diavolezza across Vadret Pers towards Piz Cambrenas (left), Piz Palü, Bellavista (contrail), Piz Bernina (cloud) and Piz Morteratsch (right). Vadret Pers and Vadret da Morteratsch join at lower right.
Vadret Pers
Same view 13.9.2006. In various locations glacier recession is evident: Far right: surface lowering of Vadret da Morteratsch; on Vadret Pers the medial moraines have become more prominent and crevasses have increased in numbers and depth.
Vadret Pers
Huge glacier table on Vadret Pers. Far right: rock glacier (note brown colour) descending from Piz Trovat; its front is flowing over Vadret Pers' Little Ice Age lateral moraine.
Vadret Pers
Massive granite boulders near a medial moraine of Vadret Pers. They are gradually migrating towards the left as they repeatedly form glacier tables and then fall off on the south side (left). Photo 2006.
Vadret Pers
Well developped longitudinal foliation which has been emphasized by the effect of differential ablation. On Vadret Pers, in a field of en-echelon crevasses below Piz Trovat (2006).
Vadret Pers
Late evening view from the Little Ice Age moraine of Vadret Pers towards Piz Cambrenas (far left), Piz Palü and Bellavista (centre) and Piz Bernina (right; 2006).
Vadret Pers
On a medial moraine of Vadret Pers early in the summer of 2004. On the left Piz Trovat; Piz Palü upper right, mostly hidden by fog.
Vadret Pers, Vadret da Morteratsch
Merging of Vadret da Morteratsch (left) und Vadret Pers, July 2004; remnants of old snow in transverse crevasses on Vadret da Morteratsch are coloured by Sahara dust.
Vadret Pers, Vadret da Morteratsch
Merging of Vadret da Morteratsch (back) und Vadret Pers (camera location). The rust-coloured block is covered in a weathering crust of limonite.
Panorama photos Jürg Alean, August 2004. Noblex rotation camera on roll film, horizontal field of view approximately 146 degrees.