Columbia Icefield, Rocky Mountains, Canada (II)

AUGUST 2002 – The Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rocky Mountains seen from the Icefields Parkway. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Yesterday I shared an image of the foot of the Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rocky Mountains that shows where the glacier ended in the year 2000.

I shot the image above from Highway 93 (aka Icefields Parkway) near the Icefield Center opposite of the glacier, an impressive view for sure, but I think it’s not as stunning as the foot of the glacier.

You can clearly see the free parking lot and the short, steep path up to the glacier. It looks tiny, but take your time when walking up, because you are at an altitude of 2,000 meters which may affect your ability to breathe and your physical power already!

The high resolution image

Capture Date22-AUG-2002
LocationJasper National Park, Canada
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210 mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2469 x 3792 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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