Bondhusbreen

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View of the Bondhusbreen, a glacier located in Hordaland county, Norway
Glacier of Bondhuus.

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View of the Bondhusbreen, a glacier located in Hordaland county, Norway. It is described as follows by the author:

Our path to the Bondhuus Brae[1] (or glacier) lay right up a lateral valley, at whose opening the little village is placed, and from which a foaming torrent of no small size rushes to the sea. We began at once to ascend a very steep mound of debris, with a level top, which closes the valley. […] The views are very striking and alpine; the glacier is always the principal object, even from the sea. It descends at first gradually from the snow-fields of the Folgefond[2] between two precipitous rocks, and falls steeply into the valley, with a slope comparable to that of the Glacier des Bossons descending from Mont Blanc.

  1. ^ Older transcription of Bondhusbreen.
  2. ^ The Folgefonna glacier, of which the Bondhusbreen is an offshoot.
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