A shrinking glacier

This summer I went on a beautiful hike to Kesselwandferner (Ferner = austrian word for glacier) and beyond. When we came back my friend looked through some pictures he took on the same hike almost 10 years earlier in 2006. So here’s my own little contribution to pictures of glaciers now and then:

KWF 2006KWF 2015

Not as spectacular as the pictures we are used to see by now. Also, two pictures 10 years apart should be treated with caution and no sound scientific conclusions can be drawn from these two pictures alone. As a matter of fact, the Kesselwandferner advanced in the period 1971-1985 but has retreated since then.

 

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