Edith Cavell Angel Glacier

Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park offers hiking trails for various hiking experiences. Path of the Glacier Loop, 1.6 km return (1-2 hours), is the tourist favourite; the trail is relatively flat and suitable for beginners, young and old. This trail takes you to Cavell Pond and the base of Angel Glacier and Cavell Glacier.

Cavell Meadows trail involves some elevation and longer distance. If you enjoy alpine flowers, visit this place in summer and early autumn. Check the map below.

Ghost Glacier and Angel Glaicer at Mount Edith Cavell in Autumn - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

September 24, 2011: Ghost Glacier and Angel Glacier at Mount Edith Cavell

Ghost Glacier and Angel Glaicer at Mount Edith Cavell Before Collapse - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

September 24, 2011: Ghost Glacier is indicated by the yellow circle. Many hikers don't know it's actually a glacier, because they didn't read the interpretive exhibit.

Ghost Glacier Icefall (Extended Version Video Clip)


Ghost Glacier died once more. What’s there left? A spirit?! About 80% of the Ghost Glacier collapsed on August 9, 2012!!! Not much Ghost Glacier left indeed!! :-( Tons of ice plummeted hundreds of metres from the Ghost Glacier, on the side of Mt. Edith Cavell and into a pond at the base of the mountain, Parks Canada said. The fall caused an avalanche and mud slide which filled Cavell Pond and caused a mini-tsunami in the glacial pool which overflowed and flooded parking lots, a road and picnic area. The water and mud slide continued to run down Edith Cavell Road and caused considerable damages. Edith Cavell Road was closed about 4 years ago. Now with this avalanche, it’s not known when the road will be open again… *sigh* So much memory with that amazing place…. Hope the road closure will be lifted up soon. Is it possible for the glacier to reform itself?

Iceberg floating on Cavell Pond at Mount Edith Cavell during Autumn Sunset - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

September 24, 2011: An iceberg floating on Cavell Pond. Angel Glacier is on the top side; Cavell Glacier is shown a little bit on the right side of the photo. Both Glaciers feed the Cavell Pond. Most of the floating icebergs come from Cavell Glacier. I was the only hiker there along the entire trail at that time. Kinda scary...luckily, didn't encounter bears or wolfs.

Angel Glacier Inukshuk at Mount Edith Cavell at Autumn Dusk - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

September 24, 2011: An Inukshuk was erected in front of Angel Glacier. Rocks at the base of Mount Edith Cavell are suitable for building inuksuit (plural of inukshuk).

Map

Exact location of Edith Cavell Angel Glacier is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map). You may also want to check the information & map for Mount Edith Cavell from Parks Canada.


EXTERNAL LINK Mount Edith Cavell Hiking Trail Map - Jasper National Park | SAMTSAI.COM

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