Hundreds of climate activists gathered to pay their respects to a Swiss glacier lost to global warming.
The Pizol glacier has retreated to a fraction of its original size since 2006 as temperatures climbed.
Matthias Huss, a glaciologist at ETH Zurich university, has scaled it countless times and said its demise was like the dying of a good friend.
Pizol glacier has disappeared, Mr Huss told CNN. There will be some snow left, but the glacier is no more.
The glacier has been monitored since 1893 and is set to become the first to be removed from the Swiss glacier surveillance network, he added.
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