Photo of the Day: Around Athabasca

Mount Athabasca is located in the Columbia Icefield of Jasper National Park in Canada. This photo is taken on the slopes below where we were training for ice-preparedness on mountains. The mountain itself was named in 1898 by J. Norman Collie, who made the first ascent on August 18 of that year.[1] Athabasca is the Cree Indian name for “where there are reeds” which originally referred to Lake Athabasca.

Athabasca
– Elevation: 3,491 m (11,453 ft)
– Location: Alberta, Canada
– Range: Canadian Rockies
– Coordinates: 52°10′48″N 117°11′42″W
– First ascent 1898 by J. Norman Collie and Herman Woolley

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