Yes, I walked on a Glacier. A humbling experience that was awe inspiring. This moving river of compacted snow/ice is more than just a pretty picture, it signifies millions of years of our history. Scientists believe the Columbia Icefield predates the existence of man and when you see it, you can’t help but feel a sense of your own smallness. The glacial area extends between the summits of Mount Columbia (3,747 metres]) on the west and Mount Athabasca (3,491 metres) on the east. The Columbia Icefield is the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains. It covers some 230 sq km to a depth of 365 m and is 28 km long. The glacier receives an average of 7 metres of new snowfall per year. Not all of that snow can melt in the short summers so it accumulates, turning to ice.
We arrived at the Columbia Icefields glacier discovery centre and had…
View original post 249 more words
Documenting my wanderings and ramblings.
Life is punny. It's funnier than fiction.
Follow me on my travels across the UAE... career, culture, passion, adventure and fun!
Not all those who wander are lost!!!
Spreading Travel Love
Smart and cheap airport parking deals in the UK
Teach ESL and Travel the World
Avid adventurer, travel blogger, and experience seeker. Starting each morning with a desire to see the world through a different lens.
Travels with Kayla
Globetrotting, travel blogging newlyweds
Tesla Sun Travel is place to get the latest travel tip and tricks, of what others are saying social media, not forgetting cheap air line tickets and hotels from around the world
My travel stories from around the world!
Travel Blogging For All
Not all who wander are lost