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Aletsch

(ä`lĕch), glacier, 66 sq mi (171 sq km), 16 mi (26 km) long and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) wide, S central Switzerland, largest in the Alps. It lies between the Jungfrau and the Aletschhorn, one of the highest (13,721 ft/4,182 m) peaks in the Bernese Alps.
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And for real thrill-seekers, you can walk through a tunnel cut into the 14-mile long Aletsch Glacier.
The highlight was a tennis exhibition match between him and ski racing star Lindsey Vonn on the Aletsch Glacier overlooking the Sphinx.
Jungfrau Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier system in the Alps covering over 120 sqkm and offers the most exciting trek through the European Alps.
By carving wide valleys into mountain landscapes, glaciers such as Switzerland's Aletsch Glacier (shown) prime a region for even more extensive glaciations in the future, researchers report in the Jan.
The regions of the Bernese Oberland and Valais have been popular tourist destinations since the 19th century; and the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch site stands for the natural beauty of the Alps, with its impressive Eiger, Mnch, and Jungfrau rock massif and the Great Aletsch Glacier.
The derailment took place near the town of Fiesch and the mouth of the Aletsch glacier, Europe's largest icemass.
London, June 05 (ANI): Man-made global warming may not be the only reason behind the receding of the Great Aletsch Glacier, which is the largest Alpine glacier, in Valais, Switzerland.
Since 1678, the residents of Fieschertal and Fiesch have prayed that God keep the Great Aletsch glacier, Europe's longest, from encroaching on their Alpine villages.
Attractions at Jungfraujoch include the beautiful Ice Palace, the Sphinx, Observation building overlooking the Aletsch glacier and the Snow Disk Run.
But it is worth it when you reach the top and have a great view of the Matterhorn, and the Aletsch glacier, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Camping Bella-Tola, near Susten, is based near the spa village of Leukerbad with its thermal baths fed by natural hot springs and the Aletsch glacier, one of the biggest in Europe.
You can look straight down on the Grosser Aletsch glacier, the longest in Europe, which begins just below the Jungfraujoch and stretches for 13 miles.