Bergschrund

A bergschrund (from the German for mountain cleft) is a crevasse that forms where a moving glacier ice separates from the stagnant ice or firn above. It is often a serious obstacle for mountaineers, who sometimes abbreviate `bergschrund` to `schrund`. In a corrie or cirque, the bergschrund is positioned at the rear, parallel to the back wall o...
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Bergschrund

• (n.) The crevasse or series of crevasses, usually deep and often broad, frequently occurring near the head of a mountain glacier, about where the neve field joins the valley portion of the glacier.
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bergschrund

(German: `mountain crevice`), a crevasse or series of crevasses often found near the head of a mountain glacier. The erosion of the rock beneath a ... [3 related articles]
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Bergschrund

(schrund) A gap or crevasse that appears near the head of a glacier where the neve field portion of the glacier joins the valley portion of the glacier. A moat is a gap between the top edge of a glacier and the upper portions of the mountain face. Schrunds and moats can create obstacles.
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Bergschrund

Berg'schrund` noun [ G., lit., mountain gap.] (Physics Geology) The crevasse or series of crevasses, usually deep and often broad, frequently occurring near the head of a mountain glacier, about where the névé field joins the valley portion of the glacier.
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Bergschrund

A deep crevasse commonly found at the head of an alpine glacier. Forms when the glacial ice pulls away from the mountain side.
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