The rain held off for a bit as we trekked up to the glacier which was nice. We were warned that it would be a tough hike – but compared to my 7 hour hike the day before… it was nothing! For the first 10-15 minutes, you need to keep walking since the area is a no-stopping zone. Rocks fall down frequently and without warning, so it’s dangerous to hang around. All the Aussies were frozen solid, all the Canadians were in t-shirts – it was pretty funny! As a special treat, (because we hiked so much faster than other groups) we got to go to an ice cave! It was so cool!
All those little dots are people – gives an idea of scale!
The stairs we walked up were carved out of the ice by the various glacier guides. Our guide, Avalon, was from northern BC and was happy to have other Canadians in her group since she was starting to get homesick.
These cliffs reminded me of the “cliffs of insanity” from the Princess Bride!