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Rhone Glacier

The Rhone glacier is one of the landmarks of the valley of Goms. It is the source of the Rhone River, which flows to the Mediterranean Sea. At the foot of the glacier is the ice grotto, which has been carved into the glacier since 1870. There is nowhere else in Europe where you can drive this close to a glacier. Park your car and admire the glacier from up close.

The great heat of the last few days has also left its mark on the Rhone Glacier. A strong melting can be observed on the glacier (partly with ice collapses). Due to this fact the already existing lake is getting bigger and bigger.

  • Due to the retreat of the glacier, rockfalls can occur in the area of the "exposed slopes" at the accesses to the glacier, the grotto or the surrounding area.
  • Also the stay on the glacier tongue as well as in the area of the lake is risky.
  • The municipality of Obergoms therefore asks all persons staying in the area of the Rhone glacier to be aware of this danger and to behave accordingly (self-responsibility). (July 2022 / Municipality of Obergoms)


Rhone Glacier
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