Noun Bergschrunds Definition and Examples


Noun:

Bergschrunds

Pronunciation:

/ˈbəːɡʃrʊnd/

Definition:
1.

noun

A crevasse at the junction of a glacier or snowfield with a steep upper slope.
  1. 'He cuts to the right, away from the cliff walls, ice, and bergschrund, onto softer snow, links couple dozen beautiful turns, pull out at the first bench on the right side, and plants his axe to spot for me.'
  2. 'I reach the bergschrund in less than an hour, only to find that I've miscalculated.'


noun

1. a crevasse, or series of crevasses, at the upper end of a mountain glacier.

Origin:

bergschrund

Mid 19th century: from German, from Berg ‘mountain’ + Schrund ‘crevice’.

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