Berg Lake Glacier

January 22, 2004

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Provided and copyright by: G. Donald Bain, University of California Berkeley
Summary authors & editors: G. Donald Bain

Mount Robson, highest peak in the Canadian Rockies (3954m/12,972ft) towers above its neighbors. Because of its impressive stature, it intercepts more moisture from passing air masses, resulting in a nearly permanent cloud cap and very high precipitation. Several dramatic glaciers pour down its northern sides. Seen here is the Berg Glacier, which calves small icebergs into Berg Lake.

The Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park is one of the world's most dramatic alpine routes. It begins in a red cedar rain forest, then climbs past a series of lakes and waterfalls, circling around the west side of the mountain to Berg Lake on its north side.

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