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Leszek Piotrowski

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Death Trap,....?
« on: March 18, 2021, 09:36:18 pm »

I KNOW,... another PIC from the shores of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada,...

but to tell you the truth,.. back then when my dear friend and I commenced upon a leisurely hike up towards the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers,... little did we/ me, ... more specifically, I imagine what lay ahead beyond the "cross-point" of the "Plain-of-Six" glaciers!

My dear friend, said to me, lets go to the edge,.. ( but the girls expect us back by 2 pm?). .... well you can guess next our move.,,,,

"Plain-of-Six-Glacier" Tea house good bye,...  to the eye of the "death trap",....

Yes,.. in quiet  contemplation ,... below and to the left , we saw it. The so called "Death Trap".

In our mid-summer visitation,... the path under the Victoria Glacier (one of six ) seemed innocent enough,...

but well below us was the tail of glacier itself,... and with binoculars to the eye ,... what wonders of green/emerald ice from above did we see. 

Yes we sat there under an "ice-shelf" from above" (I realized that afterwards ),.... its okay,... we ended up safe and sound,...

Dare I say, "with the very most respect", that a some mountaineers,... (though my friend and I are not)... not so blessed, and met their fate at the scene bellow us., Some day after COVID relents,  I'll need to go back!

Till then this PIC and a few others is all I have.

cheers.











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Re: Death Trap,....?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2021, 10:58:54 am »

Nice shot.
I'm glad you made it back OK.

I've been to Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House also, and I have a shot of an avalanche in the middle of the scene you photographed. We didn't venture much beyond the Tea House, but we did more exploration of Yoho National Park and especially the Lake O'Hara area (three visits), which is magnificant.
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Re: Death Trap,....?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2021, 10:58:27 am »

Eric
A special place indeed.  We heard the sound of cracking/failing ice ,... echo sounded like mild thunder, being amplified by the surrounding rock walls.

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