jeudi, février 07, 2008

LES GLACIERS
THE ICEFIELDS

Samedi le 5 août 2006
Saturday August the 5th 2006

La plus belle partie du voyage entre Banff et Jasper fut de voir les glaciers. Malheureusement, nous n'avons pas eu le temps d'escalader l'un d'entre eux car nous avions un train à prendre.
The most beautiful part of our trip between Banff and Jasper was to see the icefields. But as we had a train to catch, we did not have time to explore one of them.

Le paysage était à couper le souffle!!!
It was a breathtaking scenery!!!


La route était sinueuse!
The road was really winding!


Voici le glacier Athabasca, du champs de glace Columbia. Et voici ce que j'ai trouvé à son sujet sur le net:
Le glacier Athabasca, situé dans le champ de glace de Columbia, est une étendue de glace longue de 7 kms. A cause du réchauffement climatique la superficie du glacier a diminué au cours des 125 dernières années, perdant près de la moitié de son volume et rétrécissant de plus d'un km et demi. Il y a un siècle, la glace recouvrait l'autoroute actuelle et des panneaux montrent le recul graduel du glacier. On peut voir plusieurs autres glaciers de cet endroit. Le champ de glace Columbia est un vestige de l'épaisse masse de glace qui recouvrait il y a longtemps toutes les montagnes de l'Ouest canadien. C'est le plus grand champ de glace au sud de l'Alaska, couvrant plus de 389 kms carrés.

This is the Athabasca Glacier from the Columbia Icefield. Here is what I found about it on the net:
The Athabasca Glacier is a 7 km tongue of ice flowing from the Columbia Icefield. Because of a warming climate, the Athabasca Glacier has been receding or melting for the last 125 years. Losing half its volume and retreating more than 1,5 km. A century ago the ice flowed over the current location of the highway; signposts depict the gradual retreat of the ice since that time. Several other glaciers are visible from here; they all originate from the Columbia Icefield. The Columbia Icefield is a surviving remnant of the thick ice mass that once mantled most of Western Canada's mountains. This is the Largest icefield south of Alaska, shimmering glacial ice and snow cover some 389 sq. km.

8 commentaires:

Anonymous a dit…

Just AMAZING scenery MerlinPrincesse!!! It's good you got to read about the retreat of ice that were on the sign posts later anyway. Just MAGNIFICIANT!! And amazing ... heehee.

Ces a dit…

Lovely, absolutely lovely.

LDahl a dit…

Hello my friend, just stopped by to take a look at your beautiful photos.
Super!

merlinprincesse a dit…

When I was there, Anon, I was very tired after many hours of car ride. And a bit in a hurry not to miss the train. Soooooo... I just enjoyed the scenery! :)Maybe one day, I will be able to go back there... :) MAYBE...

Thank you CES. Very glad to see you back here! :)))

And you too, Lilah! :)

Aravis a dit…

It's lovely. It makes me sad to see the retreating glaciers, and to think about what it means.

merlinprincesse a dit…

I think there is hope for our planet, Aravis. Cause people are more aware... :)

albina a dit…

Oh, those photos make me want to go back and explore in detail! I am enjoying your journey...

merlinprincesse a dit…

Thank you, Albina! :)