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The Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland.


This is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km and covers more than 120 square kilometres (more than 45 square miles) in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Aletsch Glacier is composed by three smaller glaciers converging at Concordia, where its thickness is estimated to be near 1 km. It then continues towards the Rhone valley before giving birth to the Massa river.


The Aletsch Glacier is one of the most impressive features of the Swiss Alps. The whole area, including other glaciers was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001.


I always feel I am too lucky to see this beauty with the most beautiful weather!


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Taken on September 4, 2009