Corbassière Glacier

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Glacier de Corbassière
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View from the glacier towards the Grand Combin
Type Vallety glacier
Location Valais, Switzerland
Coordinates 45°59′25″N 7°15′50″E / 45.99028°N 7.26389°E / 45.99028; 7.26389Coordinates: 45°59′25″N 7°15′50″E / 45.99028°N 7.26389°E / 45.99028; 7.26389
Area 17.4 km2
Length 9.8 km

The Corbassière Glacier (Glacier de Corbassière in French) is a valley glacier in the Grand Combin massif in the Pennine Alps in southwestern Valais. It is 9.8 km (6.1 mi) long with an average width of slightly more than 1 km (0.62 mi) and covers an area of 17.4 km2 (6.7 sq mi).

The origin of Corbassière Glacier is on the northern slope of the Grand Combin at over 4,000 m (13,000 ft) above sea level. The glacier tongue currently ends at around 2,300 m (7,500 ft) above sea level.

On the right side of the lower section of the glacier, the Cabane François-Xavier Bagnoud (2645 m above sea level) belonging to the Swiss Alpine Club is a starting point for ascents and glacier tours in the Grand Combin massif.

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