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July 25th, 2010

Saas-Fee (1800 meters above sea level, Switzerland) is surrounded by a number of high mountains. A considerable part of those mountains is covered in ice and snow. During summer, the glaciers melt and produce a massive amount of melt water that runs through various stages before running into the Feevispa River that leaves the valley in the north. The main glacier shrinks by approximately 5-8 meters per year, possibly because of climate change. This is one from a series of field-recordings I made of the different stages the water goes through, using a Sony PCM-D50 recorder during summer 2010. This one captures the very large Gletschersee (Glacier Lake) where most of the melt water is collected before running into the Feevispa River. The Gletschersee is accessible but its lay-out changes frequently because of the seasonal changes in the water level. It is basically one large rapid.

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