Stanley Glacier

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Stanley Glacier
  • Location: Kootenay National Park
  • Activity: Snowshoeing
  • Height: 1,950 m (6,398 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 310 m (1,017 ft)
  • Distance: 10.5 km / Round Trip (6.5 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 3.4°
  • Estimated Time: 3-4.5 hrs
  • Technicality: Novice
  • Fitness Level: Easy
Pink line is the actual track I took which was recorded by my GPS.

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Interesting. You can tell how windy it can be in mountains.

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Dried out and died but its still standing.

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West side of Stanley Peak. Reminds me of Castle Mountain.

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Mount Whymper. It was funny that everywhere else was clear and sunny but here. Everything was covered by heavy fog when I started hiking, but as I went higher the fog started disappearing. As I started descent, fog appeared again. I was there at the right time.

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The peak on the left is unnamed. The right is Stanley Peak. These peaks are Great Divide. Usually I hike the other side, Alberta side, but today I am on BC side.

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Side face of Stanley Peak. Right side is not the peak, it's actually lower even though it looks taller.

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Proof snapshot that I was there.

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Notice how dark the valley is. Even though the sun was at as high as it can be, it wasn't high enough to bring the light over the peaks.

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My snowshoe trail.


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