Alpine Explorations

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Alpine Explorations
Despite the obvious hazards of glacier travel (particularly in the summer when the snowpack is thinner), there is an odd kind of freedom that comes to “neve navigation”, especially after one has spent a considerable amount if time covering rugged, rocky ground high in the mountains. Suddenly everything underfoot softens and evens out allowing the mountaineer’s body to flow across the landscape, often effortlessly. This image represents that freedom for me. Nothing like finally stepping on endless expanses of snow after a few awkward hours on jagged terrain. Delta Glacier, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

f/11.0, 1/250, ISO 200, 17.0 mm

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