Glacier nature trail Morteratsch

Pontresina

Pontresina: Alp Languard

Pontresina: Alp Languard

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza II

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza II

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza I

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza I

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza - Piz Palü

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza - Piz Palü

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza III

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza III

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Hotel Saratz

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Hotel Saratz

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Ausblick Restaurant Languard

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Ausblick Restaurant Languard

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Diavolezza, Pontresina

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Diavolezza, Pontresina

Morteratsch: Camping Plauns Pontresina

Morteratsch: Camping Plauns Pontresina

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Piz Palü und Piz Bernina

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Piz Palü und Piz Bernina

The walk from the Morteratsch train station to the end of the Morteratsch Glacier is a brief one, yet it covers thousands of years of the earth’s history.

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Immense white tongues seem to push forth from the ice and snow-covered Piz Palü and Piz Bernina towards Pontresina. These are the Pers and Morteratsch Glaciers. At the Isla Persa, the two glacier arms unite to form a glacier tongue which ends after barely two kilometres. Only 120 years ago, the Morteratsch Glacier extended nearly 2 km further into the valley. An educational trail informs hikers about the retreat of the glacier and the mysterious life that exists in the pre-glacier ridge.

The glacier nature trail starts at the Hotel Restaurant Morteratsch and takes you to Morteratsch Glacier. The path is dotted with stopping points - 15 in all - along the glacier foreland.

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