It then united, however, with a large glacier more to the west.
"It may have escaped your attention, but we are stuck under a very large glacier."
It was a large single glacier of solid ice till early 18th century.
The period since 2000 has brought retreat to several very large glaciers that had long been stable.
Five large glaciers flow off the slopes of the mountain.
The party made quick progress once on the plateau again, but they soon encountered another glacier, far larger than the first.
The lake was formed about 18,000 years ago, at the time the large alpine glaciers melted.
There is, indeed, a large glacier on its western side, but so inaccessible, that any examination of it would have required days rather than hours.
The temperatures from the year 2000 to the present have caused several very large glaciers that had long been stable, to begin to melt away.
During the Ice Age (up to 10,000 years ago) a large glacier covered the bay.