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today, i finally did a hike i already wanted to do for a long time: i visited the morteratsch glacier in the engadine. there is a train station nearby, called morteratsch. from there, a trail leads to the ice front. it used to be that the train station was at the ice front, but that was more than 100 years ago, and since then the glacier retreated quite a distance – almost two kilometers. here are a few impressions from the hike to the ice front:

shortly before i reached the ice front, and just a few moments before i could see anything, i heard a loud noice. some ice collapsing, something breaking off, i don’t know. happens all the time, and it is always a good idea to know what you are doing when going on a glacier. for example, never go too near to places where ice seems to break off :-) anyway, even though i only was at the very bottom of the glacier – i’ve seen much more of some glaciers in canada –, there were many interesting views of ice formations, of mixtures of ice, dirt, rocks and water. glaciers are so beautiful!

while looking through the photos, i found a polar bear hiding in one of the photos. can you find it?


rebhuhn wrote on july 23, 2011 at 11:57:

nä – ich find’ den nich’. magst du hier in den kommentaren auflösen :)? ich würd’ den zu gern sehen!

felix wrote on july 23, 2011 at 12:27:

hmm, scheint so als wär ich der einzige der den sieht… meine phantasie war schon immer etwas sehr lebhaft *g* also hier als tipp: er stapft durch dieses bild.

rebhuhn wrote on july 23, 2011 at 12:56:

‘stapfen’ brachte mich auf das ‘punkt, punkt, komma, strich’-dings in der mitte, mit dem gehobenen fuß…

aber ich dachte doch tatsächlich, da wäre ein echter! *unterlippe vorschieb’

felix wrote on july 23, 2011 at 13:08:

wenn da ein echter gewesen wär, hätte ich gemacht dass ich davon komm ohne erst noch ein foto zu schiessen…