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The last glaciers of the western Alps.

 
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The last <FONT COLOR=CYAN><b>glaciers</b></FONT> of the western Alps.
From the top of Mount Chaberton (3130 m.), You can watch the spectacle of the last glaciers of the Western Alps.

On the background the beautiful "Barre des Ecrins" (Hautes Alpes-France).

Unfortunately Us, people of Piedmont, we can only see them with binoculars.

The glaciers of the Italian side (Susa Valley)....are all vanished!

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RayMondoSi si

RayMondo

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The glaciers certainly are disappearing, reducing in size every season.

Though it is not the first time it has happened. Even before humans added more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere and stripped the great forests, the variance in Earth's orbit around the Sun made ice ages come and go.

Currently, we are leaving the end of the last ice age of 60,000 years ago.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 2:19 pm

chabertoni know Ray,

chaberton

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that probably we are at the end of era.
I fear that in the European continent sooner or later it will be nothing left!
But...it is sad to know that in a few years, our grandchildren to see a glacier: or look at our photos, or they will go to find the grandchildren of Afzal.
All the best.
Roberto.
Posted Oct 2, 2012 5:10 am

Diego SahagúnDid you...

Diego Sahagún

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Take it while riding your bike during a stop?
Posted Oct 3, 2012 5:45 am

chabertonRe: Did you...

chaberton

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Ciao Diego,
I reach Chaberton summit with MB, using the old military road (side Nort-East); then i descent (by feet)the side South of the mountain, direction Petit Vallon.
I take this image 50 meters below the summit, where there are these colorful pinnacles how foreground.
It is a mountain that i know well (i could say stone by stone (O:)
Thank you for the visit and comment.
Have a really nice day.
Roberto.
Posted Oct 3, 2012 10:55 am

Diego SahagúnRe: Did you...

Diego Sahagún

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I rode my mbk, so it was a nice day Roberto! I have a new question. Is the mountain to the right of Barre Mont Pelvoux?

Gracias
Posted Oct 3, 2012 8:56 pm

chabertonYes Diego (O:

chaberton

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I know, for you it will be surely an amusing day.
From Left to Right: Sommet des Bans, Mont Pelvoux, Pic Coolidge, Barre des Ecrins and Pointe de la Gran Sagne.
Are the five thousand meters further south of the Alps and are truly a spectacle.
From anywhere you look at them.
Roberto.
Posted Oct 4, 2012 4:38 am

Diego SahagúnRe: Yes Diego (O:

Diego Sahagún

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They are not thousand meters, 3000ers and 4000ers Roberto ;-)
Posted Oct 4, 2012 2:32 pm

chabertonOps!

chaberton

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My Big mistake!
(O:
thank you very much for the correction Diego.
Ps.I think I have done the exact same error on SP. This thing do not enter in my head, I continue to define them the 5000ers.
Dear Diego, I'm just a "Head of Shard".(O;
Posted Oct 4, 2012 2:55 pm

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