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Hike to Toe of Athabasca Glacier

 
Hike to Toe of Athabasca Glacier

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Object Title: Hike to Toe of Athabasca Glacier

 

Page By: silversummit

Created/Edited: Feb 8, 2012 / Feb 8, 2012

Object ID: 775498

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Page Score: 83.69% - 17 Votes 

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Introduction

How often can the average hiker step this close to a glacier?

On Monday, September 12, 2011 my husband and I spent time on the Icefields Parkway. One of the major stops of course is the Icefields Centre where you can view the Athabasca Glacier from a short distance but even better, go across the road and do the short hike up to the toe of the Glacier itself.

These pictures detail some of the hike and the rewards of taking the hour plus to do so!

This was one of the four highlights of my trip to Banff last September!

Please see also the Route page I created associated with this album for this short trail on this page.

Images


Spectacular Andromeda View

Spectacular Andromeda View

Head On View of Athabasca Glacier from Trail

Head On View of Athabasca Glacier from Trail

Moraine and Glacial Tongue Melt

Moraine and Glacial Tongue Melt

View back along Toe of Athabasca Glacier Hike

View back along Toe of Athabasca Glacier Hike

Mount Andromeda

Mount Andromeda

Walkers Approaching the Toe of the Glacier

Walkers Approaching the Toe of the Glacier

Walking Along the Athabasca Glacier Toe

Walking Along the Athabasca Glacier Toe

Athabasca Glacial Stream

Athabasca Glacial Stream

Another view along trail to Athabasca Glacier

Another view along trail to Athabasca Glacier

Crevasse at the Toe of the Glacier

Crevasse at the Toe of the Glacier

Mount Andromeda rising on the Left

Mount Andromeda rising on the Left

Glacial Stream Meltoff

Glacial Stream Meltoff

Ice Core Moraine Sign - Why the blue ice?

Ice Core Moraine Sign - Why the blue ice?

Toe of the Athabasca Glacier

Toe of the Athabasca Glacier

View along trail to Athabasca Glacier

View along trail to Athabasca Glacier


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icypeakLove this album..

icypeak

Voted 10/10

Seems I was there just a week before you, climbed Mt Athabasca and the view of the glacier was just super! Thanks for posting.
Posted Feb 8, 2012 6:49 pm

silversummitRe: Love this album..

silversummit

Hasn't voted

Thank you for the vote and I'm jealous since you climbed Athabasca! Was your weather great too? Lucky you living so much closer than I do! I'll go check out your photos next!

Kathy


Posted Feb 8, 2012 7:56 pm

icypeakRe: Love this album..

icypeak

Voted 10/10

Hi Kathy...yes, the weather just super. I was there for 1 week, nothing but sunshine. But, it was too hot believe it or not, tried to climb Mt Victoria too but had to turn back just shy of the summit due to really soft snow and avalanche risk. But, don't mean to complain!!
Posted Feb 11, 2012 1:19 pm

myroneFine Job

myrone

Voted 10/10

Yet another masterpiece Kathy, nicely done!
Posted Sep 27, 2012 11:21 am

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