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Scotland's Sphinx snow patch is in its throes - in pictures

18.09.2017
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The Sphinx is the closest Britain comes to having a glacier. It has disappeared just six times in the last 300 years, but this year it is almost gone. Murdo MacLeod joins snow expert Iain Cameron to study the state of Scotland's permanent snow "It's a very sorry sight," says Iain Cameron. It is late August and we are standing in front of Scotland's very own Sphinx. It never had claws, paws, nor a mysterious countenance, but if it once had they would have melted away, just as the rest is about to do. "Grim," says Cameron with gravel in his tone. "It's pretty much in its death throes." Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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