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Morteratsch Glacier
21-JUN-2013

Morteratsch Glacier

The glacier is the largest by area and the third largest by volume of any glacier within this mountain range. It descends for 2,000 metres from the accumulation zone, which lies on the Italian border, and stretches along an estimated 7 kilometre path. The accumulation zone is located below the ridges between the mountains of Bernina (4,049 m), Argient (3,954 m), Zupo (3,996 m) and the Bella Vista Ridge which form part of the main watershed between Switzerland and Italy. The Morteratsch Glacier is overlooked by the Morteratsch Mountain (3,751 m) and is joined just south of a rocky outcrop known as Isla Persa, by the Pers Glacier, which flows from an accumulation zone between the mountains of Palu (3,900 m) and Cambrena (3,606 m). The Morteratsch Glacier is a typical valley glacier and flows from its southern accumulation zone to the north where the tongue of the glacier terminates in a small stream and a large moraine field. The melt-water stream from the glacier drains into the Inn River.

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Mark Chambers LRPS06-Aug-2013 20:34
I like this one. V
larose forest photos06-Aug-2013 18:48
Stunning image and great info! It must have been quite a trip to see this. V
gerrit06-Aug-2013 18:25
Great capture and well seen. V
bill friedlander06-Aug-2013 18:06
Excellent shot of the landscape! The mass of the glacier is clearly evident! V
Gerard Koehl06-Aug-2013 17:38
Superbe vue sur ce glacier. V
Frank Tran06-Aug-2013 17:36
Beautiful capture! V+
MarcViskens06-Aug-2013 17:31
great shot José
marc
John Hamers06-Aug-2013 17:25
Great capture of these beautiful rock textures !!V
Stephanie06-Aug-2013 16:37
Wow!!!! Super lighting V
Jim Coffman06-Aug-2013 16:20
Another great capture of this rugged land!
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