bergshrund

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Borrowed from German Bergschrund.

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bergshrund (plural bergshrunds)

  1. (geology) A large crack or crevasse in a glacier where the glacier is pulling away from the mountain.
    The snow was extremely hard and there was a well defined path all the way up to the bergshrund.
    • 1999, Harish Kapadia, “Ascents in the Panch Chuli Group”, in Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya, New Delhi: Indus Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 135:
      By this time the cloud had rolled in once more and we stopped on the lip of a bergschrund and around 6730 m.

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