We were told by the tour guide to put on our warmest clothes for today's adventure, a ride in the "Ice Explorer" onto the Athabasca Glacier.
On the way we stopped to see the roaring Athabasca Falls. (I was thinking..Betsy and George would love this.)
They are not very tall falls but the amount of water gushing through a narrow canyon was enormous.The weather was overcast but at least the smoke had gone.
Soon we arrived in our coach to the Glacier Information Centre, restaurant and the ever present gift shop. We had to change buses here. The next bus took us closer to the glacier where we changed the bus for a specially built "Ice Explorer," which took us onto the glacier. Those little dots in the middle of the glacier are big Ice Explorer buses. You can see another one on its way up on the left hand side.
It was a hair raising ride down the side of the mountain. It was a 45* slope.
It was cold on the ice but exciting to be standing on a glacier. (Can you believe there is a guy in shorts behind me)
The Athabasca Glacier, majestic and awe inspiring.
The happy videographer.
Another glacier is sliding down towards the big one we are standing on.
The Aussie adventurers. (This is nothing like home)