European Heat Wave Creates New Glacial Lake High In The French Alps



This summer’s European heat wave created a new lake as glaciers in the French Alps started to melt, IFL Science reported. Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Western Europe. Its snowcapped peaks can be seen for miles around, even when the ground temperatures are smashing records across the continent. However, it may not be as cool as you think up there. If you were around at the end of June, you could have taken a nice swim in a beautiful lake that popped up at more than 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) altitude – one that admittedly is not usually there. Spotted and photographed by mountaineer Bryan Mestre on June 28, the lake formed at the base of the Dent du Géant...

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