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Information about glaciers in Kluane National Park in the Yukon. This photo tour with Kluane Glacier Tours leaves from Haines Junction and flies over Kluane World Heritage Site.

Information about glaciers in Kluane National Park in the Yukon. This photo tour with Kluane Glacier Tours leaves from Haines Junction and flies over Kluane World Heritage Site.

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  • 1. With Linda Aksomitis Travel Writer/Photojournalisthttp://guide2travel.ca and http://aksomitis.com
  • 2. What’s a glacier anyway? Fallen snow that has packed down in layers over time Snow layers have turned to ice Glaciers flow like rivers due to their large mass
  • 3. Kaskawulsh Glacier in theYukon
  • 4. Glaciers & Ice Ages Right now glaciers make up about 10% of earth’s land mass Glaciers are remnants of the last ice age During the last ice age ice covered 32% of land and 30% of oceans During last ice age glacial ice sheets extended from the poles over most of Canada Over past 750,000 years, 8 ice age cycles Another ice age is due
  • 5. My Yukon Kluane Glacier Toursadventure – Sifton Air, Haines Junctionhttp://www.yukonairtours.com/
  • 6. Google Maps screen capture –Mount Logan
  • 7. Pilot – Marie Young (fromFrance)
  • 8. Leaving Haines Junction
  • 9. Into the mountains
  • 10. Peaks above the clouds
  • 11. Kluane National Park
  • 12. Kluane National Park andReserve Made a World Heritage site in 1979 for its glaciers & icefields Important for grizzly bear, caribou, dall sheep 61°00′00″N 138°00′00″W 22,013 km² Nearest centre—Haines Junction
  • 13. Mount Logan Highest peak in Canada (2nd in North America) Still rising, but current height of 5,959 metres (19,551 ft) Located in Kluane Believed to have the largest base circumference of any non-volcanic mountain on Earth
  • 14. Kluane Glacier
  • 15. Kluane
  • 16. About Kluane Glacier It’s a valley glacier Stretches 24 to 32 km towards ice fields Covers nearly 60 sq. km Snow is major source feeding this glacier A slow moving glacier
  • 17. Creating our own avalanche
  • 18. Flying between mountains
  • 19. Kluane Lake
  • 20. Plan your trip! http://www.yukonairtours.com/ Kluane Glacier Tours Toll Free: 1-888- 634-2916 (867) 634-2916 Phone (867) 634-2034 Fax kluaneglacierairtours@yahoo.ca