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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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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 is awe-inspiring.
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.
However, the most stirring photographs are the remains of the Ebener brothers, who disappeared on the Aletsch Glacier in 1926.
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.