The Glacière de St-Livres
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
scarcely notice it as you saunter by, as on the 11th of April 2004, that pleasant
grove of trees behind the stone corral near the farm
of Pré de St-Livres.
are marching resolutely towards the big gouffre, 12 April 2004.
Gate thoughtfully placed above the big gouffre for the convenience of wavering
of icy things hanging down, and a fair ways down the nearer slope, an ancient
iron ladder bolted into the rock to assist those who are passing up and down through
the abyss on their way to somewhere else.
from up the hill a ways -- there's the iron ladder, below the Green Gate on the
far side, leading down into where the underworld beings await.
then, someone has laid on a very fine stair and platform halfway down, as Gordana
found in June 2005.
expert from Slovenia in subterranean karst formations, she was anxious to bring
photos back to her colleagues in the ministry of environment.
La Glacière de St-Livres, 30 April 2013
A viewing platform at the top of the glacier, 30 April 2013
A new information sign
Well done. First mentioned in 1737, in the 19th and early 20th century the glacier was exploited for ice blocks to be transported to the breweries and hospitals of Lausanne and Geneva.
La Glacière de St-Livres, 29 May 2013
Over the ridge and down to the Pré de St-Livres to view the Glacière, 29 May 2013
Spelunkers returning up the glacier at the end of their explorations
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)