Climber discovers an 11,000-foot LAKE in the Alps formed from melted snow
Climber discovers an 11,000-foot LAKE in the Alps formed from melted snow – and warns that it is an & # 39; alarming & # 39; sign of climate change
- Mountain hiker Bryan Mestre found the lake and claimed it was formed in ten days
- Glaciologist Ludovic Ravanel claims to have found a comparable lake that was formed in 2015
- Mr. Mestre said: & # 39; Glaciers around the world are melting at an alarming rate & # 39;
A hiker has discovered a lake made of melted 11,100ft glacier snow on a mountain in the Alps.
Bryan Mestre, a 24-year-old climbing instructor, placed the & # 39; alarming & # 39; discovery on Instagram and claimed that the lake was formed at the summit of Mont Blanc in just 10 days.
His followers warn of the situation he wrote: & # 39; Time to sound the alarm.
Bryan Mestre discovered the lake and claimed it was formed in just 10 days as a result of a 50F (10C) heat wave
& # 39; Only 10 days of extreme heat were enough to collapse, melt and form a lake at the foot of the Dent du Géant and the Aiguilles Marbrées. & # 39;
Mr. Mestre believes that the lake was created as a result of climate change and blames the heat wave that hit the Alps with temperatures as high as 50F (10C).
The top of the Mont Blanc is usually around -4C.
He said: & # 39; I was surprised, in the Alps, water must always be frozen above 9 800 feet (3000 m).
& # 39; If we take a bottle of water with us, it usually starts to freeze after a few hours. & # 39;
M. Mestre added: & # 39; This is really alarming, glaciers around the world are melting at an exponential rate. & # 39;
Mr Mestre posted two photos on Instagram, which he claimed to have been taken by Paul Todhunter 10 days before discovering the lake
Although Mr. Mestre says he has never seen anything like this in the Alps before, glaciologist Ludovic Ravanel claims he found a similar pond in 2015.
Mr Ravanel spoke in 2015 about his concerns about the greenhouse effect and the collapse of the mountains.
In an interview with Le Monde, Ravanel said: You shouldn't view the high mountains as something extremely solid.
& # 39; Often it's just a jumble of rocky elements whose stability is allowed by the presence of ice. & # 39;
He warned that if the ice began to melt, the mountains could crumble and collapse.
According to the EU Copernicus Climate Change Service, the hottest June ever recorded on Earth last month.
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