Mt Tom Taylor and  the Taylor Glacier

Mt Tom Taylor and the Taylor Glacier

Summit tower and the Taylor glacier on the approach from the upper NE ridge. Sept 10, 2005
vancouver islander
on Mar 29, 2006 6:26 am
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 184343


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supermarmot - May 25, 2007 8:05 pm - Voted 10/10

i'm curious,

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


vancouver islander

vancouver islander - May 25, 2007 8:26 pm - Hasn't voted

You're not going to believe it...

.....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.




camerona91 - Sep 19, 2007 1:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Less snow

The glacier looks much more impressive in your pic than the same time this year. The crevasses still have snow!

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Sep 19, 2007 2:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Less snow

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,


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