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„Zwischen Jungfrau und Eiger - Tauwetter in Fels und Eis“

Zwischen Jungfrau und Eiger - Tauwetter in Fels und Eis

Meinhard Prill (Deutschland) - 43 min

Saturday, 12. Nov. 2011 from 09:30 Steiermarksaal       

Nowhere else the consequences of the climate change are as concentrated as in the high alpine regions, and nowhere else one can feel their impact as strong as in the regions of the three or four thousand metre high areas which have been exploited by man for tourism. Contrary to the common belief, mountains do not always consist of massive rock. Often they are like a heap of debris held together by the ice in their interior. When the ice starts melting, the boulders glide and fall down to the valley. In former times, the glaciers held back the rocks and the waters, now this work has been delegated to the valleys.