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The Wapta Icefield from Cirque Peak # 4145

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Date: 2003.08.02
Vantage Point: From main summit, Cirque Peak

Caption: A GMMC group relaxes on Cirque Peak's west summit with Bow Lake and the Wapta Icefield to their southwest.

PhotoDescr: While forest fires burned in various spots in the Rockies and central British Columbia, the air around Cirque Peak remained relatively clear. A group of eight hikers from the Grant MacEwan Mountain Club followed the Helen Lake Trail from the Icefields Parkway to the south ridge of Cirque Peak, and six of them continued up the ridge to the summit of Cirque.

Portal Peak (centre right) and Mount Thompson (right) are the two peaks to the right of the Bow Glacier just above the lake in the hanging valley, while on the centre horizon is Mount Rhondda.

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