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Tres­ke­len (Horn­sund)

Horn­sund: Tres­ke­len

Pan­or­amic view from the ridge of the Tres­ke­len pen­in­su­la over almost the who­le of of Horn­sund. From here, you watch over Bre­pol­len, the inner­most bay of Horn­sund, with its sur­roun­ding gla­ciers. You can see the famous moun­tains Bau­ta­en (“the mono­lith”, towe­ring need­le-sharp and 475 m high over the ent­ran­ce to Bre­pol­len) and Horn­sund­tind, a 1429 m high car­bo­na­te mas­si­ve stan­ding direct­ly on the south shore of Horn­sund. Horn­sund­tind is the hig­hest moun­tain in sou­thern Spits­ber­gen.

The bay Bre­pol­len, the inner­most part of Horn­sund, is now wide-open, but it was com­ple­te­ly fil­led by the sur­roun­ding gla­ciers Stor­breen, Horn­breen and Chom­ja­kov­breen as recent as in the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry. The bay Bre­pol­len sim­ply didn’t exist back then.

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last modification: 2019-04-22 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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