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Aletsch Glacier

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The Aletsch Glacier is the largest in the Alps, but at around 23 kilometres in length and 120 square kilometers in size it doesn’t cover as much ground as it used to. Running from the Jungfrau into the Upper Rhone Valley it eventually becomes the Rhone River. The deepest section of the flow is around 900 metres deep but nearing the ends it shrinks to around 150 metres before creaking or dwindling away. It’s ancient, vast and on the move, different from most of the accessible glaciers left on the planet, so a good choice if you really want the change to see an impressive glacier without journeying too far into the territories of snow and ice, bit the Aletsch is definitely shrinking, revealing as it passes the scars this huge river of ice has left on the scenery as it passes.

Around the glacier grows the Aletsch Forest, marking a charming walking route.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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