Latest Aletsch Glacier Stories
KILCHBERG, Switzerland, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli (Schweiz) AG and Jungfrau Railway Holding AG are teaming up.
For centuries, inhabitants of Switzerlandâ€™s largely Roman Catholic south have made a sacred vow with God, praying for protection against the advancing ice of the Great Aletsch glacier.
Swiss glaciers have lost a lot of ice in recent years due to increased melting. As temperatures climb, so do the fears that the glaciers could one day disappear altogether.
Portuguese climbers will depart next month for a three-year expedition to scale five glaciers throughout the world that have been declared heritage sites by Paris-based UNESCO.
Hundreds of naked people formed a "living sculpture" on Switzerland's Aletsch glacier Saturday, hoping to raise awareness about climate change.
Global warming may be the last thing on the minds of extreme skiers speeding down the blustery cliff faces at Verbier-4 Vallees this winter.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.