Aletsch GlacierAletsch Glacier
, the largest glacier of Europe
, covers more than 120 square kilometers (more than 45 square miles) in southern Switzerland
. At its eastern extremity lies a glacier lake, Märjelensee (2,350 meters/7,711 feet above sea level). To the west rises Aletschhorn (4,195 meters/13,763 feet), which was first climbed in 1859. The Rhone River
flows along the southern flank of the mountains.
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