Upper Grindelwald Glacier

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Upper Grindelwald Glacier
Oberer Grindelwaldgletscher
Oberer Grindelwaldgletscher (center)
LocationCanton of Berne, Switzerland
Coordinates46°36′48″N 8°6′26″E / 46.61333°N 8.10722°E / 46.61333; 8.10722Coordinates: 46°36′48″N 8°6′26″E / 46.61333°N 8.10722°E / 46.61333; 8.10722
Length6 km

The Upper Grindelwald Glacier (German: Oberer Grindelwaldgletscher) is one of the two valley glaciers near Grindelwald on the northern side of the Bernese Alps, in the Canton of Berne (the other being the Lower Grindelwald Glacier). It had a length of about 6.6 km (4.1 mi) and covered an area of 9.6 km2 (3.7 sq mi) in 1973.

The Upper Grindelwald Glacier arises from a vast snow field north of the Schreckhorn and south of the Wetterhorn. The glacier tongue is currently[when?] at around 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) above sea level, making it one of the lowest glaciers in the Alps.

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