Athabasca Glacier, Alberta
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Foto panorámica de Martin Broomfield EXPERT MAESTRO Tomada 06:23, 14/07/2008 - Views loading...

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Athabasca Glacier, Alberta

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The Athabasca Glacier, situated between Jasper and Banff in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and is part of the Columbia Icefield. The size of the glacier has reduced substantially over the past one hundred years. The scaring from the terminal moraine can be seen in the rocks at the bottom of the panorama. This has been exposed as the ice in the glacier has retreated.

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A: Athabasca Glacier, Columbia Icefield

por Yury Rybalskiy, 990 metros de distancia

Athabasca Glacier, Columbia Icefield

B: Columbia Icefield Orientation Centre

por Michael Maniezzo, a 1.3 km.

 Columbia Icefield Orientation Centre

C: On the Athabasca Glacier Columbia Icefield

por Michael Maniezzo, a 2.6 km.

On the Athabasca Glacier Columbia Icefield

D: Vision Quest Lookout

por Lloyd Wolff, a 51.3 km.

View of Lake Abraham from the ridge of Vision Quest. The hike up is short but steep and not a designa...

Vision Quest Lookout

E: Athabasca Falls - Frozen

por Kyle Giesbrecht, a 66.9 km.

This Panorama is from Athabasca Falls, photographed April 20, 2013. The falls are still frozen from t...

Athabasca Falls - Frozen

F: Frozen Waterfall

por Kyle Giesbrecht, a 66.9 km.

Athabasca Falls is a waterfall in Jasper National Park on the upper Athabasca River, approximately 30...

Frozen Waterfall

G: Frozen Mountain River

por Kyle Giesbrecht, a 66.9 km.

This is taken at the Athabasca river in Jasper National Park. This is photpgraphed right before the w...

Frozen Mountain River

H: Banff national park; View on Peyto Lake

por Michael Tillmann, a 74.0 km.

Awesome view on the beautiful Peyto Lake. It is located next to the glacier highway running through t...

Banff national park; View on Peyto Lake

I: Angel Glacier

por Andrei Narkevitch, a 75.9 km.

Angel Glacier

Angel Glacier

J: Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park

por Martin Broomfield, a 75.9 km.

Mount Edith Cavell, located in the Athabasca River and Astoria River in the Jasper National Park, Can...

Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park

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Esta es una vista general de Rocky Mountains - Alberta

The Rocky Mountains (or Rockies) are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 4,800 kilometres (2,980 mi) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in Canada, to New Mexico, in the United States. The range's highest peak is Mount Elbert in Colorado at 14,440 feet (4,401 m) above sea level. Though part of North America's Pacific Cordillera, the Rockies are distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges (as named in Canada) or Pacific Mountain System (as known in the United States), which are located immediately adjacent to the Pacific coast.

The eastern edge of the Rockies rises impressively above the Interior Plains of central North America, including the Front Range of Colorado, the Wind River Range and Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, the Absaroka-Beartooth ranges and Rocky Mountain Front of Montana, and the Clark Range of Alberta. In Canada geographers define three main groups of ranges: the Continental Ranges, Hart Ranges and Muskwa Ranges (the latter two flank the Peace River, the only river to pierce the Rockies, and are collectively referred to as the Northern Rockies). Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 3,954 metres (12,972 ft), is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Muskwa and Hart Ranges together comprise what is known as the Northern Rockies (the Mackenzie Mountains north of the Liard River are sometimes referred to as being part of the Rockies but this is an unofficial designation).

The western edge of the Rockies includes subranges such as the Wasatch near Salt Lake City and the Bitterroots along the Idaho-Montana border. The Great Basin and Columbia River Plateau separate these subranges from distinct ranges further to the west, most prominent among which are the Sierra Nevada, Cascade Range and Coast Mountains. The Rockies do not extend into the Yukon or Alaska, or into central British Columbia, where the Rocky Mountain System (but not the Rocky Mountains) includes the Columbia Mountains, the southward extension of which is considered part of the Rockies in the United States. The Rocky Mountain System within the United States is a United States physiographic region; the Rocky Mountain System is known in Canada as the Eastern System.

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