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Photo of theJungfraufirn

Type Valley Glacier
Altitude 2,780 m9,120.735 ft
1.727 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Bernese Alps
Valley Aletsch Valley
Glacier Data
Length 7 km4.35 miles
Surface 10.5 km²4.054 sqmi
Nearby Features

Ewigschneefeld, Gletscherhorn, Jungfrau, Jungfrau Group, Jungfraujoch, Kranzberg, Louwihorn, Louwitor, Mönchsjoch Hut, Obers Mönchsjoch, Rottalhorn, Rottalsattel, Schneehoren, Trugberg

Alpinist's Info
Topo. Map SLK 1249: Finsteraarhorn
Jungfraufirn (Switzerland )
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[edit] General information

The Jungfraufirn is one of the three main arms (that converge at Concordia) of the Aletsch Glacier. It flows from the northwestern mouth. This firn in fact represents the straight continuation of the Aletsch Glacier, yet is the shortest of the three tributary glaciers. It has its origin on the southern flank of the Mönch, at the Jungfraujoch and at the eastern flank of the Jungfrau. Up to the Concordia, the Jungfraufirn is a scarce 7 km long, and returns to flank the Kranzberg in the west and the Trugberg in the east. At its highest point, it is 2 km wide, and further down it is still a good 1 km wide.

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