The Yukon’s mighty glaciers of Klaune National Park

I took an hour flight over some of Klaune National Park’s glaciers. The snow packed on top and between the mountains was hard to get a grip on, even while flying over the glaciers, particularly when our guide said the river of ice was forty metres deep.

From here it's possible to see Canada's highest mountain, but on this day, it wasn't clear enough.
From here it’s possible to see Canada’s highest mountain, but on this day, it wasn’t clear enough.
Near Kashawulsh and Pinnacle Mountains, Klaune National Partk
Near Kashawulsh and Pinnacle Mountains, Klaune National Partk

The Yukon River is over 3 000 kilometres long and while I had only followed its course for some 500 kilometres, I was in awe by the strength of the current. Klaune’s glaciers were only one source that contributed to the Yukon’s drive.

River of ice - Klaune National Park
River of ice – Klaune National Park
Kaskawulsh and South Arm Glaciers, Klaune National Park
Kaskawulsh and South Arm Glaciers, Klaune National Park
Icebergs in the Alsek River, Klaune National Park
Icebergs in the Alsek River, Klaune National Park

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