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  • Athabasca Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world. It is six kilometre long and one kilometre wide. Athabasca Glacier flows to within walking distance of the Icefields Parkway.
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What’s visible from the road is only a small portion f the Columbia Icefield, the rest of the ice mass is hidden beyond the mountains. There are six glaciers that it feeds. The three that can be seen from the parkway are the Dome, Stutfield and Athabasca. The Columbia Icefields is the largest mass of ice in the Rocky Mountains. This is one of only two places in the world that forms a triple continental divide.
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The waters from the glaciers and melting snow flow across North America north to the Arctic Ocean, east to the Atlantic Ocean and west to the Pacific Ocean. You can go beyond just viewing the glaciers from the parkway by taking the Ice Explorer Adventure. It is a giant 6 wheeled all-terrain vehicle that looks like something out of a futuristic movie. During the 90 minute experience it will take you right onto the Athabasca Glacier.
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We didn’t take a bus tour. Instead, we walked 2 km trail which started at the parking spot and arrived to the edge of the glacier. Along the way I couldn’t stop thinking about the impact we make on the nature. Glacier melts too fast and it may disappear completely in next 30-50 years. Is this something normal and the global warming period will be replaced by  ice age, as it has happened already many times in the past? Or Is it really an impact of humans?
  • Athabasca Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world. It is six kilometre long and one kilometre wide. Athabasca Glacier flows to within walking distance of the Icefields Parkway.
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    What’s visible from the road is only a small portion f the Columbia Icefield, the rest of the ice mass is hidden beyond the mountains. There are six glaciers that it feeds. The three that can be seen from the parkway are the Dome, Stutfield and Athabasca. The Columbia Icefields is the largest mass of ice in the Rocky Mountains. This is one of only two places in the world that forms a triple continental divide.
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    The waters from the glaciers and melting snow flow across North America north to the Arctic Ocean, east to the Atlantic Ocean and west to the Pacific Ocean. You can go beyond just viewing the glaciers from the parkway by taking the Ice Explorer Adventure. It is a giant 6 wheeled all-terrain vehicle that looks like something out of a futuristic movie. During the 90 minute experience it will take you right onto the Athabasca Glacier.
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    We didn’t take a bus tour. Instead, we walked 2 km trail which started at the parking spot and arrived to the edge of the glacier. Along the way I couldn’t stop thinking about the impact we make on the nature. Glacier melts too fast and it may disappear completely in next 30-50 years. Is this something normal and the global warming period will be replaced by ice age, as it has happened already many times in the past? Or Is it really an impact of humans?

  •  36  1  17 November, 2019
  • Columbia Icefields
  • Columbia Icefields

  •  34  3  12 September, 2019
  • 콜롬비아 대빙원
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빙하 밑에서 잠시 현수랑 나만의 시간 갖기
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올라가보는 것도 좋았겠지만 밑에서 바라보며 누워있을 수 있어서 행복했다 😊
평생에 한 번 와볼 수 있어서 감사했던 곳
  • 콜롬비아 대빙원
    -
    빙하 밑에서 잠시 현수랑 나만의 시간 갖기
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    올라가보는 것도 좋았겠지만 밑에서 바라보며 누워있을 수 있어서 행복했다 😊
    평생에 한 번 와볼 수 있어서 감사했던 곳

  •  44  1  9 September, 2019
  • We had a great drive north to #JasperNationalPark today. On the way we stopped off to hike around the area that used to be the #athabaskaglacier. It was windy and beautiful and sad to see how quickly it’s receding. On the way we nearly hit one black bear on the road and then we pulled over to see another an hour or so later. We made it to our campground near a beautiful river before dark. It was our first time popping down and then up in the same day. Tomorrow we’ll check out what Jasper has to offer! #webepoppin
  • We had a great drive north to #JasperNationalPark today. On the way we stopped off to hike around the area that used to be the #athabaskaglacier. It was windy and beautiful and sad to see how quickly it’s receding. On the way we nearly hit one black bear on the road and then we pulled over to see another an hour or so later. We made it to our campground near a beautiful river before dark. It was our first time popping down and then up in the same day. Tomorrow we’ll check out what Jasper has to offer! #webepoppin

  •  18  1  24 August, 2019
  • Ready for exploration. At the Athabasca glacier. I have done couple drawings during scientist were working and changing sensors on the station.  Amazing landscape. It was very sunny but very windy and the the temperature was about +8. It was a bit chilly. Textures, colors and taste of Athabasca glacier. Black algae. Primitive organisms which leave on the glaciers icefield making energy form the sun and extracting minerals from melted water. Incredible nature. The Athabasca glacier textures. It's slightly pink brown colour. And a lot of primitive organisms which is like algae. I have tasted it with John -the taste slightly like sea food, soft like a sponge. Very interesting. Visit Athabasca glacier. Famous  tourist destination but the scientists have a station on the icefield and some sensors stoped working because during the summer the ice melted almost 2 metres under the sensors. So,they are were working on it,also collected data. #athabaskaglacier #athabascaglacier #canadalandscape #canada #explore #glacier #glaciermelt #nature #art #arts #transitionsproject #drawings #pastel #pasteldrawing #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #norwichartist #gennadiyivanovartistnorwich
  • Ready for exploration. At the Athabasca glacier. I have done couple drawings during scientist were working and changing sensors on the station. Amazing landscape. It was very sunny but very windy and the the temperature was about +8. It was a bit chilly. Textures, colors and taste of Athabasca glacier. Black algae. Primitive organisms which leave on the glaciers icefield making energy form the sun and extracting minerals from melted water. Incredible nature. The Athabasca glacier textures. It's slightly pink brown colour. And a lot of primitive organisms which is like algae. I have tasted it with John -the taste slightly like sea food, soft like a sponge. Very interesting. Visit Athabasca glacier. Famous tourist destination but the scientists have a station on the icefield and some sensors stoped working because during the summer the ice melted almost 2 metres under the sensors. So,they are were working on it,also collected data. #athabaskaglacier #athabascaglacier #canadalandscape #canada #explore #glacier #glaciermelt #nature #art #arts #transitionsproject #drawings #pastel #pasteldrawing #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #norwichartist #gennadiyivanovartistnorwich

  •  51  1  23 August, 2019
  • I hiked all of the way up to #athabaskaglacier with mom and dad and then we celebrated with cookies and a view 🇨🇦🏔🍪
  • I hiked all of the way up to #athabaskaglacier with mom and dad and then we celebrated with cookies and a view 🇨🇦🏔🍪

  •  35  1  23 August, 2019
  • Athabaska glacier -
what you see: us having an awesome time on a glacier

What you don't see: us having an awesome time while trying not to fall over. 😂 #athabaskaglacier #canada #glacier #topdecker
  • Athabaska glacier -
    what you see: us having an awesome time on a glacier

    What you don't see: us having an awesome time while trying not to fall over. 😂 #athabaskaglacier #canada #glacier #topdecker

  •  4  0  22 August, 2019
  • Living in a Postcard

This trip in the Canadian Rockies will stay etched in our memories forever!  The national parks connected by the Icefields Parkway were scenic to the highest degree!  From the massive mountains to the deep canyons to the many glaciers which carry the rock flour via waterfalls, streams and rivers to make the stunning colors of the vibrant turquoise lakes. Loved the mountain lodge feel of the towns of Banff and Jasper with delicious local food, breweries, and distilleries! Seeing wildlife in its natural environment was incredible —beavers, pikas, elk, mountain goats and especially the bears!! After a full day of hiking, a dip in one of the natural spring pools was a treat! This trip was outfitted by Columbia and The North Face and any other outdoors type clothing which was good for hiking and other outdoor fun (we literally wore nothing else). There were days where you went through three seasons in a 24 hour period; we often went from fleece to sweatshirt and then threw on a down vest. It also went from rainy to cloudy to sunny back to cloudy and rainy some days—this is definitely an outdoor vacation so be prepared! Many miles were put on our rental car as NOTHING is close to each other. From Calgary airport it’s 1 1/2 hours to the town of Banff and then 45 more minutes to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake; further to the other lakes. Jasper is a 3 1/2 drive from Banff. To beat the crowds and the parking lots being full it’s best to get out rather early—Lake Louise parking lot fills up by 7 am and Moraine Lake earlier. Luckily they do have shuttles between those two lakes and an overflow parking lot with more shuttles.  To get to some of these places it’s up and down narrow curvy roads and most places require hiking to get to the final destination. Met some great people from all over the world on these hikes—it’s a popular thing to swap taking photos of each other. This all being said, it’s beyond worth it!!! Somehow all the travel  wasn’t  stressful at all; the roads aren’t crowded and the parks are all well run and employed by people who enjoy their jobs!
  • Living in a Postcard

    This trip in the Canadian Rockies will stay etched in our memories forever! The national parks connected by the Icefields Parkway were scenic to the highest degree! From the massive mountains to the deep canyons to the many glaciers which carry the rock flour via waterfalls, streams and rivers to make the stunning colors of the vibrant turquoise lakes. Loved the mountain lodge feel of the towns of Banff and Jasper with delicious local food, breweries, and distilleries! Seeing wildlife in its natural environment was incredible —beavers, pikas, elk, mountain goats and especially the bears!! After a full day of hiking, a dip in one of the natural spring pools was a treat! This trip was outfitted by Columbia and The North Face and any other outdoors type clothing which was good for hiking and other outdoor fun (we literally wore nothing else). There were days where you went through three seasons in a 24 hour period; we often went from fleece to sweatshirt and then threw on a down vest. It also went from rainy to cloudy to sunny back to cloudy and rainy some days—this is definitely an outdoor vacation so be prepared! Many miles were put on our rental car as NOTHING is close to each other. From Calgary airport it’s 1 1/2 hours to the town of Banff and then 45 more minutes to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake; further to the other lakes. Jasper is a 3 1/2 drive from Banff. To beat the crowds and the parking lots being full it’s best to get out rather early—Lake Louise parking lot fills up by 7 am and Moraine Lake earlier. Luckily they do have shuttles between those two lakes and an overflow parking lot with more shuttles. To get to some of these places it’s up and down narrow curvy roads and most places require hiking to get to the final destination. Met some great people from all over the world on these hikes—it’s a popular thing to swap taking photos of each other. This all being said, it’s beyond worth it!!! Somehow all the travel wasn’t stressful at all; the roads aren’t crowded and the parks are all well run and employed by people who enjoy their jobs!

  •  7  1  22 August, 2019

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