Eiger becomes not quite so Eige

North face of the EigerVia NewScientist’s Short Sharp Science comes the news that the Eiger is no longer the mountain it was. A glacier supporting the East face of the Eiger has melted due to global warming. Additionally water is falling into the crack that has now formed, adding pressure. A chunk of rock about twice the size of the Empire State Building is expected to fall sometime soon-ish. Swissinfo has a video and there’s always Google.

Photo by Anaulin.


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