An ‘ephemeral lake’ appeared on the Mont Blanc massif due to warm record temperatures

An ‘ephemeral lake’ appeared on the Mont Blanc massif due to warm record temperatures. The phenomenon, witnessed by a guide of the Società  Guide Alpine Courmayeur has been reported by the “Montagna Sicura” foundation about the repercussions of the hot temperatures of these days. The training is near the Rochefort group.

Un lago blu dipinto quassù!!#laghi #laghialtamontagna @guidemontblanc #courmayeur #courmayeurmontblanc

Posted by Guidemontblanc on Friday, 28 June 2019

 

From AostaSera.it, Montagna Sicura and Guides du Mont Blanc

The canicular temperatures of these days have shattered the primates of heat in the valley floor, but their effects in altitude still worry those who deal with climate. On the Mont Blanc, due to the effect of a zero thermal that reached a height of four thousand meters, in addition to having created the sporadic conditions for which at least 150 paragliders managed to land on the summit the other day, a lake was formed in recent hours due to of the rapid melting of snow .

Technically speaking, we are seeing an “ephemeral lake”. The “Montagna Sicura” foundation reports this on its Facebook profile , sharing a photograph of the guide of Courmayeur Gianluca Marra (author of a video), which reproduces the unusual phenomenon, testimony to the “many repercussions on the high mountains” of the “Record temperatures these days” .

In the post, the foundation remembers that it is “the same place” (in the Rochefort group, whose most significant peak is the Dente del Gigante) ” in which it had already been observed in 2016 , when our technicians carried out an inspection of land that had not highlighted any problems “. An effect certainly suggestive from the point of view of landscape, but which can only give to reflect on the climatic evolution.

More information:

AostaSera.it

InMeteo.it

You can read about Courmayeur in our Must-Read Guide here. Or of our family ski holiday when we went to Courmayeur for the last days. Or think of how nice it would be to pamper yourself visiting the Gran Baita Hotel in Courmayeur. If you go to Punta Helbronner in the Skyway, now you will be able to access the Aiguille du Midi as the Panoramic Mont Blanc lift is to reopen in June. And learn how expensive it could be for you to land your plane on the Mont Blanc as this pilot will learn now.

Guide du Mont Blanc Gianlucca Marra witnessed the 'ephemeral lake' by the Dent de Géant. Montagna Sicura. An ‘ephemeral lake’ appeared on the Mont Blanc massif due to warm record temperatures.
Guide du Mont Blanc Gianlucca Marra witnessed the ‘ephemeral lake’ by the Dent de Géant. Montagna Sicura. An ‘ephemeral lake’ appeared on the Mont Blanc massif due to warm record temperatures.

Unfortunately we have to think that there might be a No Deal Brexit, so read here what you should do if travelling with your furry pet to the Continent.

You can search for your own accommodation in the snow for your next ski holiday through our Accommodation Search tab.

The-Ski-Guru TRAVEL is a CONCIERGE service that can help you organise your bespoke ski trip to the Americas, Alps or Japan, including for those going from Britain to Europe, helping you book your Eurotunnel trip, and for all trips: lodging, lift tickets, rentals, ski school, and all you need for an excellent vacation. Go to https://www.the-ski-guru.com/travel and upload your information – this page will be updated soon with more travel ideas. Check our amazing Ski Safari in the Dolomites , stay at the San Lorenzo Lodge White Deer in the Val Pusteria of Sudtirol, in the Hotel Petrus in Riscone, for skiing Kronplatz, or check our offer to Obergurgl-Hochgurgl and Sölden to ski with your family. Maybe you want to come on my group to ski with other like-minded skiers in Courmayeur in January 2020, staying at the Gran Baita hotel?

You can start thinking about your trip, by reading the articles on the Planning your Ski Trip tab.  Or how to pack for your family ski trip.  If taking your furry friend abroad to the continent, read about the new Pet Travel Scheme update from DEFRA. Self-drive skiers also need to plan for Brexit. Check out our tips for driving to the mountains.  If flying and renting a car in Europe, beware of the extra charges they will pass to you if you want winter tyres, snow chains or ski racks. If driving, check the winter tyres news for Europe and North America. You can see how our last family ski holiday was not as expected, even though one plans it to be a success, but how we could do the most of it. If you want to get better before getting to your next ski holiday, here is a quick guide to indoor skiing and dry slopes in the UK.

Panoramic picture of Mont Blanc, photo Fondazione Montagna Sicura's Facebook page. An ‘ephemeral lake’ appeared on the Mont Blanc massif due to warm record temperatures.
Panoramic picture of Mont Blanc, photo Fondazione Montagna Sicura’s Facebook page. An ‘ephemeral lake’ appeared on the Mont Blanc massif due to warm record temperatures.

Featured Image: The Rochefort group with the distinctive Dent de Gént viewed from Courmayeur. An ‘ephemeral lake’ appeared on the Mont Blanc massif due to warm record temperatures.

Follow The-Ski-Guru in Social Media