This image is a small section of the last 100yds or so of the Fee Glacier (pronounced ‘fay’) above the village of Saas Fee. The glacier, at this point, is in its death throes – fractured, fragmented, collapsing and melting. I descended the length of this glacier for the first time in 1962 and over the course of the last 55 years I have witnessed glacial retreat – the evidence of irrefutable.
Glaciers are an integral and critical element in the Alpine scenery and I feel quite emotional when I see the changes that are occurring annually.
Today’s image is the first in a series of glacial images that will follow in the next few weeks. I have several hundred images to work through and a few stories to tell. This is just a taster.