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Front end of glacier

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Corries are often the starting point of a glacier.

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Pyramidal Peak

Formed where three or more corries and arêtes meet. The glaciers have carved away at the top of a mountain

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Ribbon Lake

Long, narrow lakes which fill the floor of many U-shaped valleys which were glaciated

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An arête is a thin, almost knife-like, ridge of rock which is typically formed when two glaciers erode parallel u-shaped valleys

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Mountain lake or pool

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Hanging valley

A side valley that enters a main valley with a steep droop caused mainly by glacial erosion

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An erratic is a boulder transported and deposited

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U-shaped valley

A valley carved by glaciers is normally U-shaped.

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Truncated Spur

Steep cliff face at the side of a glacial trough caused by glaciers

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