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Southside Glacier of Mount Andromeda # 7231

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Date: 2005.08.19
Vantage Point: From base of Castleguard Mountain

Caption: The south face of Andromeda is heavily glaciated; the glacier flows into the Saskatchewan Glacier (foreground).

PhotoDescr: The summit of Andromeda is out of the picture to the right. Although the col dividing the main summit block from the ridge in the centre is significant, the ridge has no name and is apparently considered part of Andromeda.

The surface of the upper part of the Saskatchewan Glacier shown here is very rough, but much of the unevenness is from channels for surface meltwater rather than crevasses.

This photo was taken at the end of the approach day for a climb of Castleguard Mountain, from near base camp. Nearly half the approach involves walking up the Saskatchewan Glacier.

At the upper left is a glimpse of the main part of the Columbia Icefield. The Saskatchewan Glacier is the largest outlet glacier for the icefield.

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