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Morteratsch Glacier, Pontresina
Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
The Morteratsch Glacier is the largest glacier by area in the Bernina Range of the Bündner Alps in Switzerland.It is, just after the Pasterze Glacier and Gepatschferner, the third largest and by volume the most massive glacier in the eastern alps. The Morteratsch Glacier is a typical valley glacier with a pronounced ice front. The accumulation zone lies between the peaks of Piz Morteratsch, Piz Bernina, Crast' Agüzza, Piz Argient, Piz Zupò and Bellavista. From Piz Argient to the ice front in the Val Morteratsch, its horizontal extent is about ~7km, with an altitude difference of up to 2000m. Together with the Pers Glacier, originating at Piz Palü, which joins the Morteratsch just below the rock formation Isla Persa, it covers an area of about 16km2. The volume of the ice is estimated to be about 1.2 km3. The Morteratsch Glacier drains through Inn River and Danube into the Black Sea.In spring, depending on the snow conditions, a 10-km-long ski-run accessible to skilled skiers is marked on the glacier. It leads from the Diavolezza aerial tramway terminus to the Morteratsch inn and has an altitude difference of 1100m. The RhB Station Morteratsch used to be situated directly at the ice front of the glacier. The ice front has receded over 1800m in the meantime, and cannot be seen from the station today.Plan to visit Morteratsch Glacier during your Pontresina vacation using our convenient Pontresina trip itinerary maker.
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Es ist so schön, zum Morteratschgletscher zu wandern. Der Weg ist gut zu gehen, unterwegs gibt es vieles zu sehen an Pflanzen, den Gebirgsbach.....It's so nice to walk to the Morteratsch Glacier. The way is good to go, traveling there to see many plants, the mountain stream...show original
Settimana bianca a Saint Moritz. Un giorno la nostra guida dell'albergo decide di farci fare una escursione in questo luogo. Prendiamo il treno del Bernina e scendiamo a Morteratsch. Giornata bellissi... read more »Skiing holidays in Saint Moritz. One day our hotel guide decides to take us on an excursion to this place. We take the train of Bernina and descending to Morteratsch. Beautiful day of sunshine, we set out for the snowy trail safely. The path is long enough, but the show is surreal. We're in the middle of a snowy landscape and slowly we approach the glacier. We meet very few people and get drunk every splendor, although the road is slightly uphill and tiredness a little you do hear. But everything goes when we get to the glacier. It seems a show Lunar and we rest taking pictures and getting inside the caves. Time to rest and return back. With the Sun is an unmissable excursion!show original
Wunderschöner und leichter Spaziergang auf dem Gletscherweg. Phantastische Aussicht. Mit Infotafeln, die den Gletscherrückgang eindrücklich aufzeigenBeautiful and easy walk to the glacier trail. Fantastic views. With information boards, which clearly show the glacial retreatshow original
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