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The Path Stops Here by George Cousins


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The long sloping tongue of the Athabasca Glacier provides a challenging walk for people who want to try to reach the upper ice wall, but there comes a point where enthusiasm dies. A few stalwart souls are still trudging along, with a Snow Coach nearing the end of it’s track also.
The view at this point is somewhat awe-inspiring. The ice wall ahead and farther up the glacier may be up to 1,000 feet thick. It’s been there for millenia. People and machines are so insignificant when surrounded by nature at it’s most overwhelming.

The Athabasca Glacier is one of several which form parts of the Columbia Icefield, in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta,Canada. The Icefield is at the junction of Jasper and Banff National Parks, and readily observed by travelers on the Icefields Parkway.

September 5, 2009
Fuji S100FS camera, 400mm.


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  • gingermegs
    gingermegsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture George.Inst fav.

  • Many thanks for your kind comment, and the glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Good one, George! Looks great in the black frame.

  • Thanks David..I was going to wait awhile before posting it but then I thought it should follow the previous one, gives more continuity. I always try to use the black frame, it’s a personal preference but I do think it looks best. Glad you like it too.

    – George Cousins

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey!

    – George Cousins

  • EvaLarsen
    EvaLarsenalmost 4 years ago

    Great landscape..Love the title..

  • Thanks very much Eva, much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

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