Glaciar de Maladeta, Maladeta Massif

This glacier is located on the north side of Pico de Maladeta (3308m). The split in two glaciers occurred Between 1990 and 1993 the two lobes split, thus creating a larger Glaciar de la Maladeta Oriental and a much smaller Glaciar de la Maladeta Occidental.

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Glaciar de la Maladeta Oriental (left) and the smaller Glaciar de la Maladeta Occidental (right) from Pico de Paderna (2629m) on 8. August 1985.
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Similar view taken on 14. August 2011. Note prominent Little Ice Age moraines in the foreground.
Glaciar de Maladeta, Maladeta Massif
Recession of Glaciar de la Maladeta Oriental and Glaciar de la Maladeta Occidental between 1985 and 2011.
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Front of Glaciar de la Maladeta Oriental on 14. August 2003.
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Front of Glaciar de la Maladeta Oriental on 18. August 2011.
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Recession of the fornt of Glaciar de la Maladeta Oriental between 2003 and 2011.
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Detail of the front of Glaciar de la Maladeta Oriental on 15. September 2010. Coloured dots identify boulders also visible in the 2011 photo.
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Identical view taken on 18. August 2011. Note that the boulder just barely visible in the 2010 view has moved downglacier and formed a glacier table (blue dot).
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Small scale changes at the front of Glaciar de la Maladeta Oriental within one year (2010 to 2011).
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At Glaciar de la Maladeta Oriental on 15. September 2010. Note boulder emerging from the ice.
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One year later the bolder has formed a glacier table (18. August 2011). In the photo: Jordi Camins.
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Comparison of the situation in 2010 and 2011.
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Glaciar de la Maladeta Oriental (left) and Occidental (right) from Pico Salvaguardia (2838m) on 15. August 1999.
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Similar view taken on 5. August 2007.
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Recession of Glaciar de la Maladeta Oriental and Glaciar de la Maladeta Occidental between 1999 and 2007.
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Tongue of Glaciar de Maladeta Oriental as seen on 18/08/1992 from Torre Cordier (3010m).
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Nearly identical view on 15/09/2010. Red dots mark identical terrain features.
Glaciar de Maladeta, Maladeta Massif
Recession of Glaciar de Maladeta Oriental between 1992 and 2010.
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Glaciar de Maladeta Oriental as seen on 05/08/1985 from Portillˇn Superior (2908 m).
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Similar view on 15/09/2010
Glaciar de Maladeta, Maladeta Massif
Recession of Glaciar de Maladeta Oriental between 1985 and 2010.
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Glaciar Maladeta Occidental on 19/08/1992 seen from Puerto de Benasque (2444m).
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Glaciar Maladeta Occidental on 05/08/2007.
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Glaciar Maladeta Occidental on 05/08/2009.
Photos Jordi Camins