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Mt Tom Taylor and  the Taylor Glacier
Summit tower and the Taylor glacier on the approach from the upper NE ridge. Sept 10, 2005

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supermarmoti'm curious,

supermarmot

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what's the elevation of the terminus of this glacier? gotta love a climate that can support a glacier that size below 6000 feet!

cheers,
david
Posted May 25, 2007 8:05 pm

vancouver islanderYou're not going to believe it...

vancouver islander

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.....but ~1300m (~4000 ft). This slope is north facing and only 15km from the Pacific Ocean. It - and mountains with similar aspects on the island - receive huge winter snow accumulations. That's not to say that our glaciers aren't receding of course but they're probably doing better than most.

Cheers,

Martin
Posted May 25, 2007 8:26 pm

camerona91Less snow

camerona91

Voted 10/10

The glacier looks much more impressive in your pic than the same time this year. The crevasses still have snow!
Posted Sep 19, 2007 1:19 pm

vancouver islanderRe: Less snow

vancouver islander

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For sure. I noticed this from Phillips Ridge on the way to the Hinde last month - way more snow on the Taylor Glacier.

My Hinde write up and TR show some good, albeit distant, examples.

All the best,

Martin
Posted Sep 19, 2007 2:51 pm

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vancouver islanderSubmitted by vancouver islander
on Mar 29, 2006 6:26 am

Image ID: 184343
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Mt Tom Taylor and the Taylor Glacier

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing