Aletsch (äˈlĕch) [key], glacier, 66 sq mi (171 sq km), 16 mi (26 km) long and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) wide, S central Switzerland, largest in the Alps. It lies between the Jungfrau and the Aletschhorn, one of the highest (13,721 ft/4,182 m) peaks in the Bernese Alps.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Aletsch from Fact Monster:
- Jungfrau - Jungfrau Jungfrau , peak, 13,642 ft (4,158 m) high, S central Switzerland, in the Bernese Alps. It ...
- Alps: Geology - Geology Geologically, the Alps were formed during the Oligocene and Miocene epochs as a result of ...
- Encyclopedia: Central European Physical Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Central European Physical Geography.