Wednesday, March 22, 2023

In 25 years there will be no more glaciers on the Titlis

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Here a part of the glacier on the Titlis will be covered in summer 2022…


Barbara EhrenspergerEditorial Green

“In 25 years there will probably be no more glaciers on the Klein Titlis,” says Urs Egli (46), Head of Marketing and member of the management of Titlis Bergbahnen, Hotels & Gastronomy. For Egli, the scenario that the glacier “dies” has been clear for years: “We have a slope glacier on the Titlis. The feeding zone is up below the summit of Gross Titlis, but this is very small compared to the rest of the glacier. This means that we know that the glacier will continue to shrink until there is no more,” he explains.

Elaborate and expensive

Nevertheless, the glacier is cherished and cared for. Since 2012, part of the glacier has been covered with a fleece made of a UV-resistant geotextile in spring and the fleece is removed again in autumn. What does that bring? This year the difference in altitude from the uncovered glacier to the covered part was almost five meters – the difference has never been so great. “It was very hot all summer long and the temperatures stayed high until well into the autumn,” says Egli.

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