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Bergschrund meaning

Bergschrund - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. The crevasse or series of crevasses, usually deep and often broad, frequently occurring near the head of a mountain glacier, about where the neve field joins the valley portion of the glacier.

Bergschrund - examples of usage

  1. Arrived at the top of this slope, we found that we were cut off from the peak by a formidable bergschrund, crossed by the rottenest of snow- bridges. - "The Ascent of the Matterhorn", Edward Whymper.
  2. We looked for some time in vain, for a mighty bergschrund effectually prevented approach, and, like a fortress’ moat, protected the wall from assault. - "The Ascent of the Matterhorn", Edward Whymper.
  3. A bergschrund is frequently, although not always, a big crevasse. - "The Ascent of the Matterhorn", Edward Whymper.
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