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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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The Top of Europe station itself sits between the peaks and has loads of viewing platforms to get your fill, including the Sphinx terrace, which overlooks the Aletsch glacier, the longest in Europe at 23km and a Unesco world heritage site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has literally taken the game to new heights, after hosting a basketball game atop the Aletsch Glacier on Jungfraujoch mountain in Switzerland on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).
views of the Aletsch Glacier -- Europe's longest ice river.
And at the very top you are treated to a 360 degree panoramic cinematic experience, a walk round the Sphinx Observatory and spectacular views over the Aletsch Glacier from the vantage terrace.
At each station you can alight to peer out of portholes bird's eye view of surrounding - the Eiger at 3,970 metres, its notorious North Face, and even higher Monch at 4,158 at the very top you are treated 360 degree panoramic cinematic experience, a walk round the Sphinx Observatory and spectacular views the Aletsch Glacier from the terrace.
The Sphinx, a climate research centre, is part of the Top of Europe attraction which, in summer, includes sledging, skiing and zip lining on the nearby Aletsch Glacier and a two mile hike through alpine meadows - not easy at such high altitude.
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.