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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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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