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“Fabulous walk to the base of the glacier” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Morteratsch Glacier

Morteratsch Glacier
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Pontresina
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Sydney, Australia
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Fabulous walk to the base of the glacier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

From the Monteratsch Hotel it is about a three km walk up to the base of the glacier. The walking path is very easy walk in summer, alongside the glacial river, through an area covered in wildflowers. The tree line in the valley gives an indication of how deep the glacier once was. Markers all along the valley show the extent of the retreat of the glacier since 1878. Once at the glacier we chose not to climb up any higher, having seen several chunks of ice fall. Another great view of the glacier can be had from the top at the Diavolezza ChairLift

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Nice easy hike to the foot of a glacier”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

You can get here easily but train, hop off and start hiking! Beautiful views of the Alps and the glacier

Visited July 2014
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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“Great scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Brilliant Hike up to the Boval hut before setting off on a mountaineering adventure. Amazing views camped out amongst the mountains and the amazing glacier

Visited June 2014
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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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3 reviews
“Idyllic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

One of the few places where one can learn about the effects of climate change, through a 1 hour walk one sees the retraction of a alpine glacier over a hunderd of years.

Visited February 2014
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San Clemente, California
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106 reviews
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“Great hiking on and around this glacier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

We hiked to Boval Refuge alongside the glacier to join the 100th
anniversary party (and what a celebration). Views are stupendous, Rosti was fabulous, and the beers were both large and cold! from there we hiked down and across to Diavolezza Refuge for more amazing views.

Visited September 2013
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