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Walking on thin ice
Standing on Athabasca Glacier in Canada, Charukesi Ramadurai gets a sense of being alone on the surface of something primeval and powerful, despite the crowds
My only prior experience with a glacier was sighting Fox and Franz Josef glaciers in New Zealand's South Island. I remember craning my neck and zooming my camera lens to its fullest, feeling utterly exhilarated and vaguely dissatisfied (due to the distance) at the same time. This time around though, the experience was different. To begin with, I was walking right on top of the glacier and even miming crazy dance poses for keepsake photos. I'd been looking forward to it all morning, throughout the stunning 230 km drive from Banff to Jasper National Parks.
Published Date: Sep 04, 2016
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