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Athabasca Glacier

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Athabasca Glacier icewalk

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Going inside the Athabasca Glacier | Daily Planet

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Athabasca Glacier Tour

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Exploration of the Athabasca Glacier// Exploration du glacier d'Athabasca

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Columbia Icefields - Athabasca Glacier Tour, Jasper, Alberta, Canada

The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal 'toes' of the Columbia Icefield, located in the Canadian Rockies. The glacier currently recedes at a rate of about 5 metres (16 ft) per year and has receded more than 1.5 km (0.93 mi) and lost over half of its volume in the past 125 years. Easily accessible, it is the most visited glacier in North America. The leading edge of the glacier is within easy walking distance; however, travel onto the glacier is not recommended unless properly equipped. Hidden crevasses have led to the deaths of unprepared tourists.