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“Sad Slow Loss of a Glacier”

Morteratsch Glacier
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Pontresina
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Easy to get to. Able to walk right on the glacier (at your own risk). Amazing blue patches of ice. We were able to hear the cracking of ice.

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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

Thank DG_Sydney77
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

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

Thank Hans V
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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

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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.

Thank philip p
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