palliser pass

Above the falls.

Lisa has encouraged me to look back at some of the photos taken in the past. I rarely do this, content with looking at what was taken most recently. She said sometimes I might miss a good one. These two were taken on a wonderful trip along Palliser Pass last summer.

Sun-up. Mt. King George, 3,413 m. Height of the Rockies.

9 thoughts on “palliser pass

    1. underswansea

      Mount King George is a tough one. I’ve never been up it. Before you get to the base you have to cross the Palliser River, which you can only do safely in late summer/fall. Also there is several glaciers that must be navigated. That is as far as I’ve been. The climb is rated 5.3 to 5.6 on the Yosemite Decimal System. This area is very remote. I spent a lot of time there when I was younger. Beautiful area. I go there now at least once a year to heal. Also, you may find it interesting, it is not unusual to find fossils of sea creatures from the middle Cambrian era (500 million years ago) on these mountains.

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      1. mountaincoward

        as we are a limestone area, we have lots of fossils embedded in the dry stone walls running up the fells in the Yorkshire Dales. Many of our seashore cliffs have them too, especially the East Coast of Yorkshire.

        I’ve never actually been on a glacier!

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      2. underswansea

        You have to be careful on glaciers. Often avalanches can fall onto them at any time of year. Also, you can break through almost anywhere and end up down a crevasse. My father ended up down a crevasse and had to be rescued. He was skiing down a glacier and put pressure on his skis to turn and down he went. He wasn’t hurt but scared shitless. He luckily came to rest on a shelf with plenty of open space below him. He referred to it as an uncomfortable airy feeling.

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