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A stroll with the dog at 3,466 meters! They must, like us, have come up to the Jungfraujoch on the cog railway, which reaches the highest station in Europe a few kilometres away.

The Jungfraujoch is a col or saddle between the Mönch and the Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps on the boundary between the cantons of Bern and Valais, inside the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area. Strictly, the Jungfraujoch is the lowest point on the mountain ridge between Mönch and Jungfrau. But it's still quite high, and breathing was noticeably more difficult than usual (note to self: keep on breathing. It's the secret of longevity). Just below this point is one of the beginnings of the Great Aletsch Glacier (German: Grosser Aletschgletscher), which is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km (14 mi) and covers more than 120 square kilometres (46 sq mi). The Aletsch Glacier is composed of three smaller glaciers converging at Concordia, where its thickness is estimated to be near 1 km (3,300 ft).

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