Le glacier des Bossons
Posted by: ajsa
N 45° 53.682 E 006° 51.247
32T E 333525 N 5084587
Quick Description: The Bossons glacier is the largest cascade of ice from Europe.
It descends from the summit of Mont Blanc at French Alps.
Location: Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 9/25/2011 1:34:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMCNGP
This glacier is one of the very few glaciers in the planet which drop below the tree line. This unique characteristic gave its own name. “Bossons” is patois for the French word “buisson” or “bushes”. There were times this glacier ended in the bushes, where the forest met the valley floor.
Bossons glacier is a twin of Courmayeur Glacier which descends towards Italy. Global warming is melting most of the ice mass, leaving behind just a dry gravel bed and flooding down coastlines on the other side of the Earth.
The easiest way to access Bossons Glacier is to park at N 45° 53.954; E 006° 51.290 and hike from hear.
Mountain / landmass name: Mont Blanc
Glacier type: ice
Travel time (approximate): 1:00 AM
Final access method: Hiking trail
Safe viewing location: N 45° 53.682 W 006° 51.247
Photograph submitted: yes
Park name (if any): Not listed
Parking / trail head / boat launch: Not listed
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