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Photographer's Note

... the glacier was at the very front end of the picture.
In 2007 you can see it in the rear...

Athabasca glacier is one of the main parts of the Columbia icefield, the largest glacier in Northern America.
In the end of the 18th century the whole valley was covered with ice. Today the valley is free of ice and the "Icefield Parkway" passes through. From the Parkway you have to take a small road of approximately 1,5 km to reach the glacier.

Along this road there are time markers as seen in the lower left corner. They indicate the glaciers retreat through the years.

It is shocking to see the speed of retraction getting worse every year.
No matter if global warming is created by mankind or not. Standing here, you cannot deny that it exist.

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I hope you like the pic.
Thanks for looking,
Oliver

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