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Evening lights on Bossons Glacier.
(The Alps contain 61 peaks over 4000 m high. The highest peak in Western Europe is Mont Blanc, at 4810 m altitude, on the French-Italian border. This mountain has a number of glaciers, including the highest in the Alps. Glacier des Bossons is one of the glaciers found in the Chamonix valley of Haute-Savoie département, south-eastern France. Iit is named after the tiny French village located at its feet. Glacier des Bossons is one of the steepest glaciers in the region. Fed by heavy snow, the glacier flows rapidly down the steep slope, becoming very heavily crevassed as it does so. Intersecting crevasses produce towers of ice called séracs that lean over and ultimately topple over.
Beginning in 1861, the alpine glaciers begin a long recession, stimulated by a series of warm spring and summer seasons. In 1818, the Bossons glacier is 590 meters beyond its 1911 level, and 1200 meters beyond its 1952 limit. In between 1980 and 1995 the glacier of Mont Blanc and the Bossons retreated 519 meters)

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