Snow manipulation at Furka Pass enters the 4th season

Furka Shovel 00

From June 12th to 15th this year's snow shoveling team (Erika, Maria, Florian, Fabian, Lawrence, and Patrick) were up on the Bidmer plateau to manipulate the snow cover. Digging 'holes' (~50 cm snow height) and piling up snow (~130 cm snow height plus white mesh) alters the snow melt timing and will shed new light on the responses of alpine vegetation to future climate change.