Cevedale glacier

Cevedale glacier

by Daniele Penna, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy

Mount Cevedale (3769 m a.s.l.) is one of the mountains that create a wonderful circle, named “the 13 tops”, in Upper Valtellina, Stelvio National Park, Northern Italy. Its glacier, as most of the other glaciers in the world, has been retreating over the last decades but still keeps fascinating many mountaineers and researchers who hike in the area. This picture, taken during a hike after a mid-summer snowfall, shows the upper part and the tongue of the Cevedale glacier, as well as the steep West side of Mount Pasquale, on the right. The photo was converted to black and white in order to highlight the texture, the details and the contrast that the rocks, crevasses and hollows produce.

Camera: Canon Eos 40D
Lens: EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS
ISO: 100