"The longest glacier in The Alps..." Riederalp by Tripack

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The Great Aletsch glacier and the UNESCO World Heritage site Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn

No matter whether you are at Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn, or Eggishorn, the view of the Aletsch glacier is unique: you can admire the glacier from up above with a gorgeous view of the enormous stream of ice. This is quite unusual because anywhere else in the Alps you usually have to look up to a glacier. Another impressive fact about the Aletsch glacier is its length: at 23 kilometers (75,463 ft), the Aletsch glacier is the longest stream of ice in the Alps. The catchment area in the Jungfrau region lies at about 4,000 m (13,124 ft) above sea level; the glacier cave in the Massa gorge is about 2,500 m (8,202 ft) lower.

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  • MikeBird's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Patrick,
    Your photos of Aletsch - Bettmeralp are just stunning. You live in such a beautiful part of the world.
    Hope you are keeping well,
    with best wishes,
    Mike

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Wow, excellent photos of my favorite part of Switzerland !

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2008 at 4:47 AM

    never tire of these views - coming back for a closer look at this glacier

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2007 at 12:54 PM

    Fabulous little page with brilliant photos. As you know we will be there in the middle of August. I am looking forward to meeting you in Sion then .... :-)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2007 at 6:27 AM

    Excellent! I hope to see this glacier in August. Did you notice there is not Bettmeralp on VT, I wonder why?!

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