Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Best of the Rockies Trek: Icefields Parkway & Athabasca Glacier

Seeing as no one got to bed before 3am, it was a surprise that we were ready by 8.30am. Janny and I actually were ready at 7.20am, God knows how we managed that!

Christian made us all Kaiserschmarrn for breakfast, delicious (and there were no raisins!) and great for all those with hangovers (no not me, I was only on beer!). We set off at 8.30am and headed down the Icefields Parkway. Beautiful scenery, but extremely difficult to stay awake, after only 3hrs sleep, most of the rest didn't succeed! Athabasca GlacierEven though we were an hour late leaving, we made it to the Glacier walk on time (Athabasca Glacier). That was brilliant it went for about 3 1/2 hours over lunch time, but it was really interesting! We all had to wrap up really well, hats, scarves, gloves and then off we went. Walking on a glacier is nothing like I imagined it would be. The ice was not at all slippery, but still dangerous if you haven't got a guide! But still people were on it without, they were marching on the snow, which we learned was very dangerous, as the snow hides crevasses. Scary stuff!

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