Landing on a glacier and experiencing this beauty makes me run around and frolic like a little kid. I landed on this steep glacier just to show a client what it’s like. Contrary to popular belief glaciers are not slippery. Well, that’s a bit of an overstatement … glaciers are not always slippery. It really depends on temperature, precipitation, steepness, rock content, texture, and recent snowfall. Glaciers never stop changing and from summer to summer the changes can be so significant that familiar areas become unrecognizable. Glaciers are often the easiest path through the mountains. Sometimes steep and creviced, but often there are large smooth portions that are excellent for walking on … even leaping like an idiot.
These are some of my video clips taken during August of 2009. I edited them randomly into this video.