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Elfenbeinbreen

The gla­cier Elfen­bein­breen (“Ivory gla­cier”) was cros­sed for the first time by Mar­tin Con­way as part of his rou­te to the east coast in 1896. Not much is left of what Con­way gave the proud name „Ivory gate“: lar­ge are­as whe­re Con­way hik­ed over snow and ice have now tur­ned into immense morai­ne land­s­capes. The first two pan­ora­mas illus­tra­te the morai­ne on the west side.

The wes­tern morai­ne of Elfen­bein­breen (1).

The Elfen­bein­breen morai­ne on the west side of the gla­cier (2).

The lower part of Elfen­bein­breen is by now cut off from the main gla­cier by a lar­ge meltwa­ter river and accord­in­gly dead: without con­nec­tion to the gla­cier that deli­vers the ice, it will slow­ly melt and turn into a mud­dy morai­ne land­s­cape.

Elfen­bein­breen.

Elfen­bein­breen.

The morai­ne land­s­cape on the east side of Elfen­bein­breen is huge and it is gro­wing and gro­wing while the gla­cier is shrin­king due to cli­ma­te chan­ge. From its hills you have gre­at views into Agardhda­len and towards the east coast in Agardhbuk­ta. In clear wea­ther, you can even see Edgeøya in the distance

Elfen­bein­breen.

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last modification: 2018-11-22 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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