Story: Glaciers and glaciation

Crevasse, Linda Glacier

Crevasse, Linda Glacier

This view along a deep crevasse on the Linda Glacier in the Mt Cook region looks dramatic, but it narrows in the distance to a metre or less, where it can be crossed without difficulty. The horizontal layers of snow mark different degrees of compaction caused by sun and wind.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Glaciers and glaciation - Glaciers in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Apr 2021