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Description:
This category contains waymarks of ice and rock glaciers.
Expanded Description:
If you have visited an ice or rock glacier, it belongs in this waymark category.
Instructions for Posting a Glaciers Waymark:
The name of the waymark should be the official name of the glacier.

To enter a new waymark, you must post a photograph [TAKEN FROM A SAFE LOCATION] and brief description of the glacier, including:
  1. The source of its name
  2. A description of how best to SAFELY access the glacier (e.g., hiking via a specific trail, boating via a particular inlet, helicopter), specifically addressing accessibility for less-abled visitors
  3. Any historic background on the glacier or the local area that visitors may find useful
  4. An indication of whether the glacier is advancing or retreating
  5. The body of water fed by the glacier.
  • When specifying the location of the glacier, use a location that most people would go to SAFELY view the glacier. Some glaciers have multiple access points, so use judgment in selecting a point that will appeal to the greatest number of visitors.
  • Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
    To log an existing waymark, you must post a photograph of you and the glacier [TAKEN FROM A SAFE LOCATION], and describe briefly how you arrived there.
    Category Settings:
    • Waymarks can be added to this category
    • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
    • Category is visible in the directory
    Variables:
    • Mountain / landmass name
    • Park name (if any)
    • Glacier type
    • Parking / trail head / boat launch
    • Travel time (approximate)
    • Final access method
    • Safe viewing location
    • Photograph submitted
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    Image for Glacier Mer de Glaceview gallery

    here0 km

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    GlaciersGlacier Mer de Glace

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    Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) is the longest glacier in France with 4.3 mi (7 Km) long and 660 ft (200 m) deep located on the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif, in the French Alps.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ajsa

    location: Rhône-Alpes, France

    date approved: 10/26/2011

    last visited: 8/23/2009

    Image for Mer de Glace, Franceview gallery

    SESE0.8 km

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    GlaciersMer de Glace, France

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    The longest glacier in France.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

    location: Rhône-Alpes, France

    date approved: 10/26/2011

    last visited: 8/23/2009

    Image for Le glacier des Bossonsview gallery

    SWSW6.3 km

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    GlaciersLe glacier des Bossons

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    The Bossons glacier is the largest cascade of ice from Europe. It descends from the summit of Mont Blanc at French Alps.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ajsa

    location: Rhône-Alpes, France

    date approved: 10/26/2011

    last visited: 9/1/2012

    Image for Glacier du Trientview gallery

    NENE13.5 km

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    GlaciersGlacier du Trient

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    A glacier in the Valais province of Switzerland near the border with Italy.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

    location: Wallis (VS), Switzerland

    date approved: 6/9/2006

    last visited: 6/22/2008

    Image for Aletsch Glacierview gallery

    NENE104 km

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    GlaciersAletsch Glacier

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    Aletsch is Europe's largest glacier and classified as a UNESCO world heritage site.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

    location: Wallis (VS), Switzerland

    date approved: 6/9/2006

    last visited: 6/21/2012

    Image for Eigergletscher (Eiger Glacier)view gallery

    NENE108.6 km

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    GlaciersEigergletscher (Eiger Glacier)

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    Eigergletscher is a superb hanging corrie glacier that descends the western flank of the Eiger.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sandvika

    location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

    date approved: 9/4/2007

    last visited: 5/11/2012

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