The longest glacier in the Alps
At a length of 23 kilometres and with a surface of over 80 square kilometres, the Great Aletsch glacier is the longest glacier in the Alps. At its heart, on the vast snowfield of the Konkordiaplatz, the ice cover is over 900 metres thick. The ice moves down the valley at a rate of 180 metres per year. Viewed from Belalp, the glacier resembles a huge reptile winding its way out frombetween the slopes down towards the main valley. Like all glaciers, this giant, too, is suffering from climate change. Due to global warming, the glacier is currently receding by 30 to 75 metres every year.
Eggishorn - view on the Great Aletsch glacier
Bettmerhorn - Exposition Eiswelt Bettmerhorn
Riederfurka - Villa Cassel
Aletschbord (Belalp) - view on the Great Aletsch glacier