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Andrea Rolando

The Blue Hour

Rolf Ris

Great Aletsch Glacier

Alpes, Switzerland

October 1, 2011, 17:00 MEZ

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© 2011 Rolf Ris, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

The Aletsch Glacier or Great Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km (14 mi) and covers more than 120 square kilometres (46 sq mi) in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Aletsch Glacier is composed by three smaller glaciers converging at Concordia, where its thickness is estimated to be near 1 km (3,300 ft). It then continues towards the Rhone valley before giving birth to the Massa River.

The whole area, including other glaciers is part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001.

With good eyes you can see the famous Matterhorn too - try to find...

Location

Europe / Switzerland

Lat: 46° 25' 35.55" N
Long: 8° 5' 33.94" E

Elevation: 2800

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Nikon D300, Nikkor 10.5mm (fullframe fisheye)
Monopod with Nodal Ninja 3
PTGui Mac, Photoshop
Macbook Pro, OSX
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