a capacity field of 2,500 runners will experience stunning views of the Great aletsch Glacier
and the 4,000m peaks of the Valais region as they make their way along the high altitude course.
The reservoir, behind the 50-year-old Gebidem arch dam, is fed by the Aletsch Glacier
, the longest in Europe.
At over 3,400m altitude, the Aletsch glacier
was chosen as the location for the Guinness world record because it is a powerful image of the strong impact of climate change on high mountain regions.
Caption: Water from the melting Aletsch Glacier
in the Swiss Alps runs down through a hole in 2015.
The view from 11,332ft at the station restaurant over the Aletsch glacier
Visit the Ice Palace and Sphinx Terraces that offer breath-taking views of the Aletsch Glacier
, the longest glacier in the Alps.
The group had set off from an Alpine hut earlier in the day to cross the famed Aletsch Glacier
in southern Switzerland to the Fiescheralp area.
A research team was able to take advantage of this by placing three particle detectors in a railway tunnel that penetrates the bedrock beneath the base of the largest glacier in Europe: the Aletsch glacier
in the Swiss Alps.
The Jungfrau Railway ( jungfrau.ch) runs to the Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest station, from there you can join a guided hike on the Aletsch Glacier
and stay overnight in an Alpine hut (aletscharena.ch).
There are the traditional Swiss chalets and villages peppered along the landscape and one can see a glimpse of the Aletsch Glacier
, the longest and most voluminous glacier in the European Alps.
(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2169731/British-climbers-remains-brothers-went-missing-1926-melting-Swiss-glaciers-secrets.html) British climbers came across skulls, bones, clothing and equipment on the Aletsch glacier
that was later connected to the brothers, who were between 22 and 31 years old at the time of their disappearance.