Sunday, 31 July 2016

Golden Circle: The Climax - Kluane Icefields

The most epic event of our 10 day trip was our flight over the Kluane icefields in a ski plane (with Icefield Discovery) and landing on the largest non-polar icefield in the world.  It was an experience beyond words, seeing range after range of these spectacular mountains from the plane and watching the huge glaciers merge and move through them.  It was not an experience that we could have achieved without the flight - the landing on the pristine ice field, face to face with Mt. Logan with not a soul around was awe-inspiring.  I had a lump in my throat throughout the 90 minute flight - take a look for yourself...

The merging of the two glaciers - made me feel small...

Closeup view of the mountains from the plane


Seeing these mountains and glaciers from the sky reminded me of the paintings of Lawren Harris... 


The glacier flowed around the mountains

Mt. Vancouver

Blue ice caves and crevasses

Landing on the icefield facing Mt. Logan


Landscape of nothing but snow and ice...and mountains 

Closeup of the glacial ponds and creavasses

This gives a sense of proportion - size of crevasses beside the mountains

The glacier pushing towards the lake 


Where the glacier flows into the river

  Next: The wrap-up - a day in Kluane National Park

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