National Geographic : 1938 Apr
AUSTRIAN KODACHROMES FROM A CANDID CAMERA Ul iNanonai -eograpnic society roaacnrome rnotograpn Dy wV. Kobert Moore SHIMMERING SNOW AND ICE CAP AUSTRIA'S ROOFTOP ALL THE YEAR ROUND Above the Pasterzen Glacier, seamed with crevices and pressure ridges, towers the country's loftiest peak, the Gross Glockner, 12,461 feet high. Visitors look down on the six-mile-long river of ice from a parking area on the recently built Gross Glockner highway. This broad road cuts north and south across the mountainous backbone of central Austria. It reaches an elevation of more than 8,400 feet and is blocked with snow many months of the year. The illustrations in this Austrian series are reproduced from natural-color films, little larger than postage stamps, made in the summer of 1937.