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noun as in ridge

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We managed to downclimb a thousand meters until, in the evening, it became clear that we wouldn’t make it to the moraine that day, and thus our ninth bivouac was upon us.

In effect, these moraines serve as anchors in times of change.

As long as the moraine survives, it will remain a bulwark, potentially stretching Taku’s retreat over centuries instead of decades.

Materials I found in the moraine later showed that it’s been collecting dust for at least 700,000 years.

I’m still working on a collection that I made in 2006 that took me less than five minutes to collect, in a moraine in Antarctica.

Steck crumpled to the moraine, and it looked as though he'd be bludgeoned to death.

We now put on the rope again, and so crossed the easy glacier which led down to the moraine on which I had been two months before.

Ultimately I struggled across the glacier, bearing various burdens, to meet them as they came down on a parallel moraine.

I camped, at about 19,500 feet, on the moraine-covered glacier opposite the junction of the northerly branch from Pks.

A terminal moraine, a mile and a half in depth, separates it from the sea.

Toward evening I clambered down to the cottage by Moraine Lake.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to moraine, such as: hill, rim, backbone, chine, corrugation, and crease.

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