Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe) : Jungfrau, CH

To reach the "Top of Europe" on the Jungfraujoch, you have to ride a cog train from Kleine Scheidigg to a train station deep in the mountain. The 5.8 mile (9.3 km) ride takes 50 minutes and brings you to a platform 11,332 feet ASL (3,454 meters ASL)--the highest train station in all of Europe!

The top of the Aletschgletscher : Jungfrau, CH

The main reason to travel to the top of the Jungfraujoch is to see the largest glacier in western Europe, the Aletschgletscher. The glacier is 14 miles (23 km) long and, at its thickest point, nearly 3,330 ft deep (~1 km). To see a photo of the glacier from space, go here.

Crevass : Jungfrau, CH

Strata : Jungfrau, CH

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 9/11

1 comment:

Maya said...

Nice shots! That photo from space was great!