With Linda Aksomitis                  Travel Writer/Photojournalisthttp://guide2travel.ca and http://aksomitis.com
What’s a glacier anyway? Fallen snow that has packed down in  layers over time Snow layers have turned to ice Glaciers ...
Kaskawulsh Glacier in theYukon
Glaciers & Ice Ages   Right now glaciers make up about 10% of    earth’s land mass   Glaciers are remnants of the last i...
My Yukon Kluane Glacier Toursadventure – Sifton Air, Haines Junctionhttp://www.yukonairtours.com/
Google Maps screen capture –Mount Logan
Pilot – Marie Young (fromFrance)
Leaving Haines Junction
Into the mountains
Peaks above the clouds
Kluane National Park
Kluane National Park andReserve Made a World Heritage site in 1979 for  its glaciers & icefields Important for grizzly b...
Mount Logan Highest peak in Canada (2nd in North  America) Still rising, but current height of 5,959  metres (19,551 ft)...
Kluane Glacier
Kluane
About Kluane Glacier It’s a valley glacier Stretches 24 to 32 km towards ice fields Covers nearly 60 sq. km Snow is ma...
Creating our own avalanche
Flying between mountains
Kluane Lake
Plan your trip! http://www.yukonairtours.com/ Kluane Glacier Tours  Toll Free: 1-888- 634-2916  (867) 634-2916 Phone  (8...
Glaciers in the Yukon
Glaciers in the Yukon
Glaciers in the Yukon
Glaciers in the Yukon
Glaciers in the Yukon
Glaciers in the Yukon
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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.

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Glaciers in the Yukon

  1. 1. With Linda Aksomitis Travel Writer/Photojournalisthttp://guide2travel.ca and http://aksomitis.com
  2. 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. 3. Kaskawulsh Glacier in theYukon
  4. 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. 5. My Yukon Kluane Glacier Toursadventure – Sifton Air, Haines Junctionhttp://www.yukonairtours.com/
  6. 6. Google Maps screen capture –Mount Logan
  7. 7. Pilot – Marie Young (fromFrance)
  8. 8. Leaving Haines Junction
  9. 9. Into the mountains
  10. 10. Peaks above the clouds
  11. 11. Kluane National Park
  12. 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. 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. 14. Kluane Glacier
  15. 15. Kluane
  16. 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. 17. Creating our own avalanche
  18. 18. Flying between mountains
  19. 19. Kluane Lake
  20. 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

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