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Athabasca Glacier (Canada)

The Athabasca Glacier is the most visited glacier in all of North America, partly because it is very easy to access. It is only a few meters away from the Icefield Parkway.

This glacier has been melting for approximately 125 years, and more than half of its volume has already been lost. It is one of the six main glaciers in the Columbia Icefield in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The icefield is a leftover of the thick ice mass which once covered all of the West Canadian mountains.
Tourists may walk on the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. But they are warned to take care. Several people have died there because they fell into crevasses which were not visible due to being covered by snow.

Date: June 2001
Number of Photos: 12
Definition: 1024 x 768
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-2000 Z
Software: Panorama Tools, PTGui, Photoshop, Pure Tools
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