Friday, July 16, 2010

Climate change indicator

16 April: on our way into the Gauli glacier area, on a ski-mountaineering trip, we had to cross the Bächlilücke, a rocky col between two glaciers. This involves climbing three sets of ladders on the east side (see photo) and downclimbing an even greater distance to the glacier on the western side. In 1980, the guidebook says, you could still walk over this col on snow, without taking your skis off....


  1. Last year we drove across the Swiss alps to Italy. As beautiful as the scenery was, it was also a bit depressing as the only snow we saw was a pathetic patch of dirty ice here and there.

  2. A sign (unfortunately, an accurate one) of the times, Kittie...