Photographer's Note

Mount Athabasca (3491 m) is a spectacular glaciated peak in the close proximity of the highway. Towards the end of the summer the layer of snow melts exposing the bluish permanent ice. Behind the peak is the frozen desert of the Columbia Icefield, more than 300 square kilometers in surface and up to 300 m thick.
The easy access from the highway, the relatively easy ascent and the magnificent view makes Mt. Athabasca a favorite target for climbers and mountaineering schools. There are several routes leading to the top, which is the one carrying the cloud cap. To its right, in the center of the image, is the Silver Horn.
The burnt ice surface is not a major exposure issue on film or print but seems to be due to both the inability of the universal scanner to recognize various shades of white and my inability to correct this in PhotoShop. Any suggestions regarding how to deal with snow?

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Additional Photos by Roland Roesler (Roly) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 546 W: 9 N: 436] (2024)
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