The Lys Glacier and the city of Felik
Not always, in the past, have the glaciers blocked the upper hills of the Monte Rosa massif: numerous legends tell of pastures, cultivated fields and fields now covered with perennial snow and ice. Amongst the legends there’s the one on the city of Felik, that rose to the right of the morainic hills of today’s Lys Glacier, at the head of Valle di Gressoney. The city, favored by trade with nearby Vallese, had a very prosperous business that made its inhabitants forget about God: they were therefore punished by the heavens with a very long winter, burying them under the snow for ever. Still today it is said that the souls of its inhabitants wander about the glaciers of Monte Rosa searching for eternal salvation.