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GLACIER "NIGARDSBREEN"
Risk type: glacier length changes

Glacier list | Statistics
 

Type:  Outlet glacier
Country:  Norway
Region:  Sogn & Fjordane
Massif/Ice Cap:  Jostedalsbreen
Municipality:  Luster
Municipality code:  
Location:  Eastern outlet from the Jostedalsbreen ice cap
 
Latitude (, cent):  61.706 N
Longitude (, cent):  7.145 E
Surface (km2):  47.82
Lenght (km):  9.6
Width (km):  
Min. altitude (m):  320
Max. altitude (m):  1960
Orientation ()  135
Slope ()  

EVENT:  Date  16/8/2001 -  Date quality:hours   

Type:  Glacier length changes
Description  ice- and rockfall due to heavy rain
Effects:  
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EVENT:  Date  1/8/1998 -  Date quality:days   

Type:  Accident mountaineering
Description  fall into crevasse. little experience. person in unsecured group of students
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  1
Note  male 24, part of glacier course.

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EVENT:  Date  14/10/1995 -  Date quality:days   

Type:  Accident mountaineering
Description  A man died from his injuries, after falling into a crevasse.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  1
Injuried (#)  
Note  ref: Aftenposten 15.10.1995. Correct glacier is "Nygardsbreen"...

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EVENT:  Date  12/8/1994 -  Date quality:days   

Type:  Glacier length changes
Description  Calving. Some blocks of the glacier front broke away, and slid down below the glacier.
Effects:  A polish woman was seriously hurt, when she was hit by ice - blocks and thrown into the water.
Deaths(#)  
Injuried (#)  3
Note  Ref: Stavanger Aftenblad 13.8.1994

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EVENT:  Date  22/7/1986 -  Date quality:days   

Type:  Glacier length changes
Description  The opening of the water-tunnel in front of the glacier collapsed, and dammed up the river for a while. When the dam broke, huge masses of water and ice-blocks slid down below the glacier.
Effects:  12 people were caught by the water and ice - masses, and 2 of them died, drowning, or wore injured bye the ice-blocks.
Deaths(#)  2
Injuried (#)  10
Note  Ref: Finnmark dagblad 23.7.1986

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EVENT:  Date  1/8/1743 -  Date quality:months   

Type:  Glacier length changes
Description  Glacier advance.
Effects:  The farm Nigard, was totally destroyed.
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  Correct date is august 1743

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