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Approaching the Icefields | by David Cartier
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Approaching the Icefields

Here's a nice little view of the terminal moraine of one arm of the mighty Kaskawulsh Glacier and origin of Slim's River, which spends itself in Kluane Lake. This is an approach to the vast interconnected icefields of the Wrangell / St. Elias Icefields, ... the third largest glaciated area remaining on Earth ... The world's largest non-Polar icefield, and the reservoir of some 20 percent of the world's fresh water, outside of Greenland and Antarctica.

Shot from the window of a 3 seater Helio Courier Aeroplane we chartered from Kluane Lake to Mt. Logan.

Viewers charitable enough to visit this humble flickrstream semi-regularly will become bored to death with rivers of Glacial ice and seas of icefield vastness in coming weeks, as I post a surplus of photos taken on this (for us) mind-blowing trip.

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Taken on August 5, 2008