Monday, 23 September 2019

People enter the Ice Cave, covered with material to prevent the ice from melting, at the Rhone Glacier at the Furka, Switzerland, August 21, 2019. Residents who live near an endangered glacier have been covering it with a huge thermal blanket to protect it from the summer heat. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People enter the Ice Cave, covered with material to prevent the ice from melting, at the Rhone Glacier at the Furka, Switzerland, August 21, 2019. The 12,000ft high Swiss glacier is meting so quickly over the past 150 years that a massive tarpaulin has to be dragged over the top of it to halt its retreat. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People walk in the Ice Cave, covered with material to prevent the ice from melting, at the Rhone Glacier at the Furka, Switzerland, August 21, 2019. Every spring since 2009, locals who live near the Rhone Glacier trek up the southern part of the Swiss Alps to cover it in white blankets. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A woman carries a dog out of the Ice Cave, covered with material to prevent the ice from melting, at the Rhone Glacier at the Furka, Switzerland, August 21, 2019. These huge sheets covering around five acres of the retreating glacier are left on from spring until autumn. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A woman takes a picture of the Ice Cave, covered with material to prevent the ice from melting, at the Rhone Glacier at the Furka, Switzerland, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People stand in front of the Ice Cave, covered with material to prevent the ice from melting, at the Rhone Glacier at the Furka, Switzerland, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse