For those who are seeking a late summer mountain adventure, here are 5 outstanding alpine glaciers and the right outfit to enjoy them.
Today there are only a few and small glaciers compared to the glaciation period when huge ice stretches covered the most famous Italian mountains.
Because of global warming, most of them have been fragmented into many tiny glaciers, so we can say that their number has increased, but this has drastically decreased their surface.
The most striking glaciers in Europe are located in the Alps, in particular on the northern side, the part of the mountain range that is less exposed to the sun and with less steep slopes.
In Italy, the Alpine glaciers are concentrated in the Valle d’Aosta mountainous groups, among the Gran Paradiso massif, Monte Bianco, and Monte Rosa. In the central Alps, the largest glaciers are found on the mountain ranges of Bernina, Ortles, and Adamello which, in some parts, overflow the French and Swiss territories, while in the eastern Alps the only important to mention is the Marmolada’s glacier.
Many of them can be reached by cable cars but, for adventure lovers, there are also itineraries and footpaths to walk through where you can enjoy the breathtaking panorama in every season.
Still, the ideal period to visit the glaciers is Summer. In these months you can appreciate the scenery that, once arrived in the proximity of them, that ice land that stretches placidly between the mountain rocks can offer