They say it is one of the most spectacular drives on the planet. Started out with perfect weather. One stunning cliff after another. That whole feeling of rocks on their sides and everything tilted over. By the time we get to the Athabasca glacier the wind is extremely strong. I’m holding up the group because I am taking too many photos. The others leave to climb Parker Ridge. I take 200 photographs of stones.
Many thanks for Elinor inviting us along.
looking towards the big bend Sunwapta Pass and Nigel Peak
note car going up big bend
looking back from big bend
massive spalling sides
marking the historical retreat of the glacier
welcome to the glacier
the walk up