The Aar Gorge Walkway

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The Aar Gorge, also spelled Aare Gorge, is a narrow gorge which has been cut through a section of limestone ridge, by the Aar river in Switzerland. The gorge was formed at the end of the last ice age, about 10,000 years ago, when torrential runoff water from melting glaciers eroded a deep, narrow chasm through the limestone hill. Over thousands of years, the Aare’s tumbling waters continued to erode the limestone rock away, further carving out the gorge, and getting a greenish tint in the process. The gorge is about 1,400 meters long, and only a few meters wide at its base but the cliffs climb almost vertically upwards to a height of over 50 meters.

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