Grosser Aletschfirn

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Grosser Aletschfirn

Photo of theGrosser Aletschfirn
Grosser Aletschfirn from Hollandia Hut

Type Valley Glacier
Altitude 3,173 m10,410.105 ft
1.972 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Bernese Alps
Valley Aletsch Valley
Glacier Data
Length 9 km5.592 miles
Surface 13.5 km²5.212 sqmi
Nearby Features

Aletschhorn, Dreieckhorn, Gletscherhorn, Hollandia Hut, Lötschenlücke, Mittelaletsch Bivouac

Alpinist's Info
Topo. Map SLK 1249: Finsteraarhorn
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The Grosser Aletschfirn is one of the three main arms (that converge at Concordia) of the Aletsch Glacier. The Aletschfirn is supplied from the north by three notable firns: the Äbeni Fluefirn, the Gletscherhornfirn, and the Kranzberfirn. All of these Firns have their starting points at around 3800 m. From the Äbeni Fluefirn to the Concordia, the Aletschfirn is 9 km long and is on average about 1.5 km wide. From the west, the Aletschfirn flows over the 3,173 m high glacier pass, the Lötschenlücke, connecting with the Langgletscher, and then into the Lötschental valley.

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