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mer de glace
© rab50, Jul 2010
Camera used: Fuji FinePix A820
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Almost unbelievable how much the Mer de Glace has shrunk in 40 years - not just uphill, but the whole of its upper surface as shrunk downwards about 200 feet (more or less corresponding to the visible erosion scar).
John Stainforth - 07/Jan/11
Astonishing I'd say. First went there in the early 80's,
and there were pics in the Alpine Museum showing glacial recession from the late 1800's, but really nothing like the acceleration that seems to have taken place since. Perhaps the writing is on the wall ?
jalapeno - 07/Jan/11
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