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Field Trip E10
Monitoring of Alpine Glaciers, Austria
|Departure:||02.09.2011, 12:00.||Depart and return from Rofen, Oetztal. Accessible by car or public transport (take Train to Oetztal, then bus to Sölden, then Bus to Vent or 30 minutes walk to Vent)|
|Cost:||70 €; maximum: 15 participants.|
|Included:||Overnight lodging, breakfast, dinner|
|Not Included:||Transportation to Rofen, lunch, drinks, sleeping bag
(a sleeping-bag liner is mandatory in the mountain huts)
USA National Parks Rating: Strenuous. DAV Rating: Bergtour / Mountaineering.
Whole day walks in rugged and steep Alpine terrain and ascents/descents of 900 m elevation difference (~ 3000 feet) are included. Peak altitudes reach 3128 m (10000 feet). Overnight stay at 2755 m (9000 feet).
Commission for Glaciology, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich, Germany
The Vernagtferner in the Oetztal is one of the biggest glaciers of the eastern Alps. Our excursion goes from Vent to the Vernagthut, where we will spend the night. From there we are going to visit the glacier and the gauging station which is run by the Commission for Glaciology, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. There, the glaciological fieldwork at the Vernagtferner and the historical and future evolution of the glacier will be explained. On our way back we will climb the Guslarspitzen (3128 m, 10262 ft), from where we can enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding glaciers and mountains.