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April 27, 2013

Viltragenkees Glacier Retreat, Austria

The Austrian Alpine Club published the results of its annual terminus survey program on April 13, 2013. Out of the 95 glaciers measured, 93 retreated an average 17 meters in 2012, two were unchanged. Here we examine one of the those glaciers Viltragenkees. This glacier flows east from the Grosvenediger Massif into the Drau River. In 1988 the glacier was 3 km long beginning at 3200 m and ended at …