Mer de Glace


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Mer de Glace

(mĕr də gläs) [Fr.,=sea of ice], glacier (3.5 mi/5.6 km long; 16 sq mi/41 sq km), Haute-Savoie dept., E France, on the northern slope of Mont Blanc. It is formed by the junction of three smaller glaciers and extends a few miles NE of Chamonix. There are deep crevasses and high seracs (ice needles). The glacier is renowned for its majestic beauty and is a tourist attraction.

Mer de Glace

 

(French,“sea of ice”) , a valley glacier in the Alps, in the Mont Blanc massif (France). It is located on the massifs northern slope at an elevation of 1,150-4,200 m. Length, 15 km: Area, 42.6 sq km. It is formed by four ice flows. Mer de Glace is shrinking; its area has decreased by 23 percent in the last 80 years.

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A little after noon we ended the ascent and arrived at the new hotel on the Montanvert, and had a view of six miles, right up the great glacier, the famous Mer de Glace. At this point it is like a sea whose deep swales and long, rolling swells have been caught in mid-movement and frozen solid; but further up it is broken up into wildly tossing billows of ice.
We crossed the Mer de Glace in safety, but we had misgivings.
Visitors arriving from the last tramstop before the 4,809-metre summit are forced to take 20 steps more each year to reach the retreating "Mer de Glace", or Sea of Ice glacier, France's largest.
Tourists walk on a footbridge next to a sign showing the glacier's level in 2015, as they visit "La Grotte de Glace" (Ice cave) on July 19, 2019, on the largest French glacier, "Mer de Glace" (Sea of Ice), in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, in the French Alps, eastern France.
Mer de Glace, one of the most iconic glaciers in the Alps is receding at rates much faster than 5 or 10 years ago.
THIS year marks the 10th edition of the Mer de Glace clean-up event in Chamonix.
In July 1816, not long after Mary had begun her first draft, she and Percy visited Mont Blanc and the famous glacier known as the Mer de Glace or Sea of Ice.
See springfieldmuseums.org Touch of Glace The legendary Hotel du Montenvers was built in 1880 to accommodate mountaineers and travellers who came to see the Mer de Glace in Chamonix, France.
Il est aussi le premier Croate a avoir gravi le Mont-Blanc (4.810 m) en solitaire en partant de Chamonix via la Mer de Glace, lit-on dans le document.
From the city centre of Chamonix, board a Swiss-style vintage train--dating back to 1908--that chugs its way up the mountains all the way to Montenvers, where you will step out onto an open-air gallery to see the Mer de Glace, Frances largest glacier, extending for over 7 km.
on the summit of Montanvert in the month of August, 1781, is an awe-inspiring scene: the 'Mer de Glace', a famed glacier lying in the Chamonix valley, forms into sharp peaks beneath spectators who include a woman whose elegant dress reaches to the ground.
GOING UP: Step on the wonderful Aiguille du Midi cable car from the town centre, and travel up 10,000ft to drool over the Mer de Glace glacier and take in the incredible views from Top Station.