Water Ice

Roadside ice climbers near Roger’s Pass in Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada.

For the climbers there are two types of ice, Alpine ice is frozen precipitation, whereas water ice is a frozen liquid flow of water. Most alpine ice is generally one component of a longer route and often less technical, having more in common with standard glacier travel, while water ice is selected largely for its technical challenge.


One comment

  1. I am not sure what direction this rock face points, but I would love to see the luminous effects of the natural light on the ice at different times of the day.

    Truly, what we have here is one of the natural wonders of the World.


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