We crossed the snow, cut our way through a piece of entangled glacier, reached the bergschrund, and passed it without a rope.
This crevice is called by the German-Swiss guides the bergschrund.
On arriving, we explored a crevasse and examined the bergschrund at the top.
Happily the bergschrund was choked with snow, and we escaped with an involuntary slide.
We resumed our seats, therefore, and waited another hour, and then commenced our descent to the bergschrund.
We were now sufficiently near to the bergschrund to be able to form some idea of its nature and difficulty.
As long as the depth of snow (or snow and nv) is slight the bergschrund may remain open.
There we thankfully left the arte, and, turning to the right, struck straight down the ice-slope towards the bergschrund.
About 800 feet below the spot where their fall commenced was a small bergschrund, or crack across the ice.
In descending we went straight down upon a bergschrund, which had compelled us to make a circuit in coming up.