Gauli Glacier

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Gauli Glacier
Gauligletscher
Schreckhorn lauteraarhorn.jpg
Gauligletscher (far right)
LocationCanton of Bern, Switzerland
Coordinates46°36′41″N 8°11′11″E / 46.61139°N 8.18639°E / 46.61139; 8.18639Coordinates: 46°36′41″N 8°11′11″E / 46.61139°N 8.18639°E / 46.61139; 8.18639
Length6.2 km

The Gauli Glacier (German: Gauligletscher) is a 6.2 km (3.9 mi) long glacier (2005) in the Bernese Alps in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. In 1973, it had an area of 17.7 km2 (6.8 sq mi). The glacier is famous for the 1946 C-53 Skytrooper crash on the Gauli Glacier and the following rescue mission, which was the first carried out by an aircraft (Fieseler Storch) landing on a glacier.

A lake is located at the bottom of the glacier, at a height of 2,146 metres above sea level.[1] Its surface area is 0.28 km²[2]

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

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