Maligne Canyon Ice Climbing

Fear is not something to be afraid of but overcome and used a tool; it teaches us where our limits are. This shot is of some ice climbers on a frozen waterfall at Maligne Canyon. It is one of the deepest river canyons found in the Canadian Rockies at 55m (180 ft). The canyon is part of a predominantly underground river system that runs between Medicine Lake and the Athabasca River. The Canyon is in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

This shot was taken on an Canon EOS 6D with ISO 400 and 1/40 sec exposure time at f/4.5 , 26mm using a Canon EF 16-35 F4L IS.

Yes it was very very very cold !


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That's so super crazy.... cool super crazy.... but crazy! :D

Have you ever been ice climbing?

So much adrenaline... I can feel it! Loving the picture!

Superb image Robert! Love the composition. It also gives me the feeling that it's time for more adventures again! Let's hope we will be able to explore the world again soon ;)

Some of us are still out here exploring ;-)

That's so awesome...have you climbed this?

No I have not had the chance. One day ;-)

One day I'll take this photo of you, ha

That would be epic ;-) .

Hope to visit your part of the woods one day and say hi. Once this Coivd thing is past us.

Do it! It's not super exciting in the middle of Ohio, unless you like cornfields ha.

I hear the people are nice there ;-)

Some. Not all, just be sure you pick the right people, ha. Stay away from @yumyumseth

I think he is in self isolation

Beautiful 😍


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