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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 a secondary current running from the the exit of the large Gletschersee (Glacier Lake). This is basically the start of the Feevispa River and you can hear the large waterfalls in the background.

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