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By dukes_jewel
Glacier de Ferpècle

There are two significantly "receded" glaciers visible and "relatively" accessible from the head of the Ferpècle valley above Salay but below Bricola in the Swiss Pennine Alps. Many webpages, including Wikipedia, seem to show the Glacier du Mont Mine which is located to the west of Mont Mine and not the less visible Glacier de Ferpècle (east of Mont Mine).

This image shows an avalanche on the Ferpècle Glacier. Both glaciers have receded a long way since my first visit in 1985 when they almost met. Climbing to Bricola at about 2400 mts provides a perfect view of both glaciers.

Tags: Glacier Avalanche Landscape and travel Pennine Alps Bricola Salay

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RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
2 Jun 2016 2:30PM
The avalanche origin and path show up beautifully in this shot: what a delight it must have been to be able to visit such high alpine locations and find a study like this.

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3 Jun 2016 4:27AM
A very interesting capture.

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