Glacial Heaven

Glacial Heaven

Up on the Athabasca Glacier, you will see a ton of ice and snow. You will see Heaven as you are higher up on the mountains. It is as if you are at the height of heaven because the clouds are right there at sight level. 

This photograph was captured after taking one of the tour buses up the glacier during summer-type conditions but it was just like winter. You had better bring some warm jackets or coats to keep warm from the cold. 

This glacier is found about half way between Banff and Jasper, Alberta. 

According to Wikipedia, “The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal ‘toes’ of the Columbia Icefield, located in the Canadian Rockies. The glacier currently loses depth at a rate of about 5 metres (16 ft) per year and has receded more than 1.5 km (0.93 mi) and lost over half of its volume in the past 125 years.” 

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Spectacular Alberta View

Mikawoz Spectacular Alberta View

Spectacular Alberta View

This photograph was taken on top of the ride on the Lake Louise Gondola ride. It showcases the emerald green lake of Lake Louise and behind her, the great Victoria Glacier.

According to Wikipedia, “Lake Louise is named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, who was the Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883.”

Also, “The turquoise colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake,”

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Columbia Icefield

Columbian Icefield

Columbia Icefield

My husband and I have been to the Columbia Icefield many times through the years. The first time was back in 1984 and it has receded a lot since the original time. Back then, we were using film cameras. This is image, however, is more recent. I got off the bus tour that goes up and took an image looking far back towards the height and start of the glacier.

According to Wikipedia, “The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal ‘toes’ of the Columbia Icefield, located in the Canadian Rockies. The glacier currently loses depth at a rate of about 5 metres per year and has receded more than 1.5 km and lost over half of its volume in the past 125 years.”

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