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We are in the Athabasca Glacier, one of the ten most famous glaciers in the world.

We're watching footage of specially designed snowcat and snowmobile vehicles that take visitors to the glacier.

A look at snowcat tracks or crawlers (made of rubber, aluminum or steel).

Footage of the lonely and cold glacier landscape. We follow the lines of the peaks which were formed as the snow froze.

A brief look at a crevasse (deep crack in the glacier) and a shot of someone photographing it with his camera.

A few more shots on the sculptures created by nature and we return back.



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Bonar, Andrew Graham

HD (1440x1080)



Duration (seconds)

Super 8mm

Creator's description

Looking up the valley now we can almost see the Athabasca Glacier, our destination.
I suppose you can guess what that strange-looking vehicle is - yes, it’s a “snowcat”, or rather a “snowmobile” as it is called here. It’s possible to go for an excursion in one of those things on to the Athabasca Glacier.
Having successfully avoided falling down a hungry-looking crevasse we have safely arrived half-way up the glacier. Now if you look at the brochures they will tell you that this glacier is six miles long. Perhaps it is at the moment, but it is in fact shrinking quite rapidly. Tourists who come here in around the year 2500 will not see any glacier at all, unless of course the climate turns colder in the meantime.
Bonar, Andrew Graham