The ice erodes the land surface and carries the broken rocks

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Welcome at the Weißsee at 2300m nearby the glacier. Austrian glaciers are loosing continouesly mass: each summer the melt is larger than the amount of snow added during wintertime. Melting ice is Earth's warning signal. Although the summer of 2011 was on average not very hot. The Weißsee glaciers can only be reached by cable car. This already makes the journey an unforgettable event. Surrounded by 22 peaks and numerous glaciers overlooking the Weißsee. There is the Rudolfshütte at 2315m where you can spend the night. In winter holiday awaits you in the Weißsee glacier, just outside our door, ski-snowboard and tour fun without waiting times. With 23 slopes and numerous ski runs and off-piste descents everyone comes winter athletes at his expense. In summer you can find many marked trails for all abilities, whether a leisurely stroll on Weißsee, a family walk to Tauernmoossee or a high-altitude tour on Granatspitze provides, for each is given the opportunity the fascinating world of high-alpine experience.

Glaciers not only transport material as they move, but they also sculpt and carve away the land beneath them. A glacier's weight, combined with its gradual movement, can drastically reshape the landscape. Over hundreds or even thousands of years, the ice totally changes the landscape. The ice erodes the land surface and carries the broken rocks and soil debris far from their original places, resulting in some interesting glacial landforms. Weissee Glacier World at 2300m. A fragment of a small mountain lake. Location; Uttendorf, Salzburg, Austria. Around mid-June the Glacier in Austria goes on summer vacation. That is to say, it begins to melt, racing down the mountainsides in frigid streams. Glaciers generally shrink in the summer months and grow again in the winter, and in recent years more has generally melted than has been replaced. Glacier loosing almost 7% of its mass.

Welkom bij de Weißsee op 2300 meter vlakbij de gletjser. De Oostenrijkse gletsjers verliezen steeds meer hun massa door de algehele opwarming van de Aarde. Elke zomer smelt er meer dan erbij komt aan hoeveelheid sneeuw tijdens de winter. Hoewel de zomer van 2011 niet echt warm was. De Weißsee gletsjers kan alleen worden bereikt met de kabelbaan. Dit maakt de reis een onvergetelijke gebeurtenis. Omringd door 22 bergtoppen en de vele gletsjers met uitzicht op de Weißsee. Het skigebied van Weißsee staat bekend om zijn prachtige heuvels en sneeuwzekerheid. De uitstekend geprepareerde natuursneeuw pistes zijn over het algemeen makkelijk tot middelmatig. Een moderne kabelbaan brengt u rechtstreeks naar het centrum van het skioord Weißsee-Alpinzentrum Rudolfshütte. Ook voor beginners zijn hier prachtige skitoeren. In de zomer kun je vele bewegwijzerde wandelroutes vinden, Een familie wandeling naar Tauernmoossee of de hooggelegen Granatspitz, een fascinerende wereld en een mooie high-alpine ervaring.

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  1. freemysoul 28 months ago | reply

    super kleuren hier, Ben!

  2. lundur/Iceland 28 months ago | reply

    This wonderful image was seen in the Ice Age Icefields,
    Glaciers, Icebergs, The Blue Ocean And Ships group


    Award Ice age

  3. Aspenbreeze 28 months ago | reply

    This wonderful image was seen in the Ice Age Icefields,
    Glaciers, Icebergs, The Blue Ocean And Ships group


    Award Ice age

  4. Kirpernicus 28 months ago | reply

    Breathtaking places and excellent photography!

  5. Denis Collette...!!! 25 months ago | reply

    The atmosphere...!!!

  6. fiumeazzurro 25 months ago | reply

    I saw this in the 100+ Faves group and Faved it.

  7. irasphotos 25 months ago | reply

    Interesting, informative and a beautiful image.

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  9. j.kolo 24 months ago | reply

    beautiful!
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