Snezhnika

Local nameСнежника
LocationBlagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Snezhnika is a glacieret in the Pirin Mountains of Bulgaria, a remnant of the former Vihren Glacier. The glacieret lies at an elevation between 2,425 m and 2,480 m in the deep Golemiya Kazan cirque at the steep northern foot of Vihren, Pirin's highest summit. Due to the relatively easy access and its location along a popular hiking trail, Snezhnika is Bulgaria's most famous glacieret. Snezhnika has an average area of 0.01 km2 and in 2006 it had a volume of 30,000 m3.Snezhnika's size varies in length from 70 to 100 metres and in width from 40 to 90 metres. Its firn is 8–11 m thick at the base and its snow cover, which is mostly fed by avalanche snow, can be as deep as 20 metres in March and April. Snezhnika's latitude of 41°46′09″ N makes it the southernmost glacial mass in Europe; the nearby Banski Suhodol Glacier below Koncheto, although larger, is slightly to the north.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snezhnika

Address Bulgaria

Coordinates 41°46'10.601" N 23°24'10.227" E

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