Caving In Chartreuse: Traversee Trou du Glaz-Grotte Annette

Last Saturday, despite the nice weather, I spend the day in the Dent de Crolles, a maze-like cave with extensive development on many levels. Cave lies under the Chartreuse mountains, North of Grenoble.
This "Dent" is well hollow : 50 kilometers of passages and pitchs have been explored on several steps, for a ramp of 673 meters. Eight entrances allow you to come into this labyrinth.



It took us about 5 hours crossing Trou du Glaz to Annette Cave (3000 meters long with low point at -162).
Comments:

I read a book about Trou du Glaz many years ago. I recently recalled the name but I can't find the English meaning of the French word "glaz".Can you help me?
Edward P. Sullivan, 840 Edlin Dr., St. Louis, MO 63122, USA

Posted by Edward P. Sullivan on August 07, 2009 at 11:09 AM CEST #

"Glaz" is not a French word, and I don't know what it means in that context. In an old celtic dialect spoken in Britanny, it means "blue".
"Glas" with a 's' is a death knell/bell.

Posted by Sylvain Duloutre on August 19, 2009 at 09:34 AM CEST #

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