Heading into the weekend like....
I'm actually working all through the weekend, before I start vacation days next week! The famjam is visiting Canada for the 2nd time in my nine years here. So it's a preettttyyy big deal guys ;)
Although with this snow and cold weather we're having, I should've prepared them for winter and not fall. Safe to say WINTER IS COMING!!!! 🤣❄
People may wonder what am I doing in a place filled with ice on the peak of Canadian summer.... this is Athabasca Glacier and its only open on summer. 🙂 Athabasca Glacier is one of the 6 large outlets from the Columbia Icefields. Its a compacted ice that has been existed for probably a quarter million years. Through time it has been receding and melting rate is faster than it has been 40 years ago. This glacier is shrinking 30 percent every 100 years. At this rate it will be gone in 300 years.
Through these 6 glaciers with Athabasca as one of them, fresh water flows into the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. Basically the center of water distribution in North America. I have to taste first hand its freshness as one of the main source of freshwater supplying Canadian rivers and Lakes. Drinking the water can only lead to one thing or another. It can either kill me or it can be the fountain of youth. 😉 #athabascaglacier#athabasca#columbiaicefield#jaspernationalpark#jasperalberta#albertacanada#jaspercanada#canadiansummer
The Ice Explorer. Our ride towards the Athabasca Glacier and see the Columbia Icefields. A fifteen-metre-long multi-passenger tour bus that looks like a Grave Digger. It accommodates 55-60 individuals. Stands just under four meters high, and fitted with six 1.5 meters diameter tires. There are just 23 of these machines in the world, including a customized one permanently located at McMurdo base in the Antartica thats modified to carry more cargo than passengers, and is an integral part of working research station. The other 22 buses are located in Banff, Alberta constantly ferrying tourists through the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Top speed is only 40 km/hr but sure can handle 60-70 degrees terrain. This beast is built to handle almost any kind of conditions in conquering Canada’s toughest terrain. #athabascaglacier#columbiaicefield#columbiaicefieldglacier#banffnationalpark#jaspernationalpark#albertacanada#alberta#canadiansummer#iceexplorer#brewstericeexplorer#brewster
Is throwback monday a thing?❄️🏔🇨🇦
Ich hoffe wirklich wir überspringen den Herbst nicht, aber heute hat es sich schon ganz nach Winter angefühlt ⛄️. Diese Woche wird unglaublich stressig und es steht einiges an, aber der krönende Abschluss am Freitag wird die Hochzeit meiner Eltern😍💍. Ich freue mich schon soooo sehr für die beiden und hoffe sie haben den allerschönsten Tag der Welt 👰🏽🤵.
Seid ihr gut in die Woche gestartet? Ich hoffe ihr hattet einen tollen Montag und genießt euren Abend ❤️
Visiting the Athabasca glacier in Jasper National Park at the Columbia Icefields for the second time.
Fun fact: the glacier currently recedes 5 meters every year and has lost half of its volume in the last 125 years. Also, the snow coach used to ride up the glacier has wheels that weigh up to 800 lbs each. Very powerful machines make it possible for us to explore and experience history. So thankful 🙏🏼🏔❄🌍
My second time on the glacier this time. My first was at NZ and it was spectacular to hike with crampons. In Canada, i get to explore the glacier with this snow coach called the Ice Explorer, weighs 33 tonnes and cost CAD $ 1.3 million, and to replace one wheel it costs $8k #iceexplorer#canada#columbiaicefield