Plaine Morte

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Plaine Morte
Plaine Morte.jpg
Wildstrubel and glacier
Location Valais, Switzerland
Coordinates 46°23′N 7°30′E / 46.383°N 7.500°E / 46.383; 7.500Coordinates: 46°23′N 7°30′E / 46.383°N 7.500°E / 46.383; 7.500

The Plaine Morte is a glacier located at an elevation of 2,750 m (9,020 ft), in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. The ice field, which covers 10 square kilometres (3.9 sq mi), is located below the mountain of Wildstrubel in the Bernese Alps.

The area of Plaine Morte is easily accessible from Crans-Montana by cable car and the practice of cross-country skiing is possible throughout the year. The summit of the Pointe de la Plaine Morte offers impressive views of the Valais Alps.

A large lake formed at the eastern base of the glacier, south of the Schneehorn, at a height of 2,752 metres above sea level.[1] The surface area of the lake is 0.11 km²[2]

Panorama[edit]

Wildstrubel west.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Height retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps
  2. ^ Area retrieved from Google Earth (July 2013)