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Canada - Plain of 6 glaciers - at last!!

Canada - Plain of 6 glaciers - at last!!


by ChrisW » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:30 pm

Date walked: 19/12/2012

Time taken: 4

Distance: 15.9 km

Ascent: 936m

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Re: Canada - Plain of 6 glaciers - at last!!

Postby ChrisW » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:29 am

PeteR wrote:Another classic ChrisW report and pictures from Canada :D Looks so much better than the wind and rain we're enjoying here in Scotland just now :lol: Looking forward to more Canadian adventures in 2013 :D

Thanks Pete, I hate the rain with a passion :evil: so I'm glad I'm not in the UK this year....it really has been bloody awful, I hope 2013 brings you much better weather and fine wanderings :wink:
SusieThePensioner wrote:A wonderful walk to finish the year off :D Such fantastic photos as well, as usual, Chris :thumbup: It's an amazing walk up to the tearoom; even in July when we went there several years ago :D
I hope you've had a great Christmas in the HOT SUN :lol: And a Happy New Year to you and your family.
So looking forward to more of the same from you in 2013; well, not anymore falls or close encounters of the bear kind :lol: :lol:

Thanks Susie, Happy New Year to you too, hope you have a real cracker of a year through 2013 :thumbup: Florida is certainly a change from the freezing cold of Canada, but to be perfectly honest I prefer the freezing cold of Canada long term....the hot sun is OK for a couple of weeks :wink:
Hopefully there'll be plenty more form me in 2013 including a return to the 'plain of 6' at some point :D
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Re: Canada - Plain of 6 glaciers - at last!!

Postby jonny616 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:10 pm

Magic Chris. happy new year to you & the family :clap:
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Re: Canada - Plain of 6 glaciers - at last!!

Postby ChrisW » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:12 pm

jonny616 wrote:Magic Chris. happy new year to you & the family :clap:

Cheers Jonny, same to you mate - hope 2013 brings you all the good stuff :wink:
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Re: Canada - Plain of 6 glaciers - at last!!

Postby Border Reiver » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:31 pm

What a beautiful part of the world! Truly stunning views all round. We never got past the chateau at Lake Louise (in August 1978), but the view kind of makes you want to go further. It must have been a spectacular drive to get there as well.
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Re: Canada - Plain of 6 glaciers - at last!!

Postby garyhortop » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:46 pm

Utterly stunning Chris, the walk just looks amazing and the photo's of the frozen waterfalls are just outstanding!! I was amazed to see the Whiskey Jacks too....thought it might be too cold for them but clearly a lot tougher than they look!! Keep them coming! :clap: :D :D :D
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Re: Canada - Plain of 6 glaciers - at last!!

Postby ChrisW » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:19 pm

Border Reiver wrote:What a beautiful part of the world! Truly stunning views all round. We never got past the chateau at Lake Louise (in August 1978), but the view kind of makes you want to go further. It must have been a spectacular drive to get there as well.

Cheers BR, the drive to Lake Louise is pretty nice, but the drive beyond it to Jasper along the Icefields Parkway is absolutely spectacular, this is an incredible country :D
garyhortop wrote:Utterly stunning Chris, the walk just looks amazing and the photo's of the frozen waterfalls are just outstanding!! I was amazed to see the Whiskey Jacks too....thought it might be too cold for them but clearly a lot tougher than they look!! Keep them coming! :clap: :D :D :D

Thanks Gary, those frozen waterfalls really made this hike as the weather closed in on any glacier sightings, still a real beauty though. The whiskey jacks are ever present in winter which really surprised me when I first came here, now I just really look forward to having them for company :D I think I'll return to the Plain of 6 with the Mrs in the summer and see if we can get a look at those views :D
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Re: Canada - Plain of 6 glaciers - at last!!

Postby coachmacca » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:17 pm

WOW :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Canada - Plain of 6 glaciers - at last!!

Postby ChrisW » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:17 pm

coachmacca wrote:WOW :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Cheers CM.....I felt exactly the same about this one :D
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