- a crevasse, or series of crevasses, at the upper end of a mountain glacier.
Origin of bergschrund
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On arriving, we explored a crevasse and examined the bergschrund at the top.The Rocky Mountain Wonderland
Enos A. Mills
This crevice is called by the German-Swiss guides the Bergschrund.Outlines of the Earth's History
Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
As long as the depth of snow (or snow and nv) is slight the bergschrund may remain open.The Andes of Southern Peru
Happily the bergschrund was choked with snow, and we escaped with an involuntary slide.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I.
Sir Leslie Stephen
About 800 feet below the spot where their fall commenced was a small Bergschrund, or crack across the ice.Adventures on the Roof of the World
Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
- a crevasse at the head of a glacierAlso called: rimaye