The Gorner Glacier (German: Gornergletscher) is one of the largest glaciers in the Alps. It is about 12 km long and 1 to 1.5 km wide (depending on when you read this, as it is rapidly retreating). The Gornergletscher is situated on the west side of the Monte Rosa massif close to Zermatt and is easily reached with the Gornergrat Bahn from Zermatt. The Gornergletscher is actually the name of a system of smaller glaciers. Its main tributary is now the Grenzgletscher. The upper part of the Gornergletscher is now disconnected from the lower part, as are the Breithorngletscher, Triftjigletscher, and the Unterer Theodulgletscher. I first visited Zermatt and the Gornergrat summer 2014. The following year I took a guided tour across the Gornergletscher, or rather the Grenzgletscher to be precise, to the Monte Rosa hut.
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