Shrinking Glaciers – Now and Then

Glaciers in the High Alps are shrinking rapidly as a result of climatic change through warmer summers and drier winters. The Alpine Glacier Project has a unique visual record of these changes to the extent of glaciation in the Findelen and Gorner valleys, with a photographic archive extending back to the early 1970s.

In the post pandemic lockdown summer of 2021, we began a programme of comparative photography taking new images from exactly the same locations as the Alpine Glacier Project originals.

To demonstrate the extent of change within the Zermatt region, we’ve put together a selection of images.

To compare the 1970s with summer 2021, click here

To compare the 1970s with June 2022, click here

Findelen Glacier, 1970s and 2021