The Great Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km and covers more than 120 square kilometers. The effects of global warming can be seen here first hand, the glacier is retreating by up to 50 meters (164 ft) a year. Two dark stripes mark the glacier’s surface. They stretch almost along the entire length of the glacier. These stripes are called medial moraines and are formed when two glaciers merge. Medial moraines mainly consist of till and boulders, which gradually rise to the surface as the glacier melts. (follow the “read more” below or VIEW PHOTOS HERE)
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