Balmhorn | Kanderfirn

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Route: Balmhorn – Kander Glacier

The Bernese Alps are an extensive mountain massif between the Rhone Valley and the Bernese Oberland. The strongly glaciated Balmhorn (3,698 m above sea level) is situated on the border of the cantons of Bern and Valais near the Lötschen Pass (2’690 m above sea level).

The Kander Glacier extends from the western flank of the Tschingelhorn (3,562 m above sea level) 6 km towards the Gasterntal valley. In the northeast of the glacier, the Blüemlisalp (3,661 m above sea level) separates the Kander Glacier from Kandersteg. In the southwest, the Petersgrat ridge is the most important area supplying ice to the glacier. The lowest part of the Kander Glacier is also called "Alpetligletscher".

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