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. Athabasca is the Cree Indian name for “where there are reeds” which originally referred to Lake 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