Sawyer Glacier in Alaska

Prior to visiting Alaska I had seen plenty of glaciers but always in mountain regions. I had never seen a Glacier that flowed out to water. About 72 km's from Juneau is Tracy Arm fjord. 48 km long and with one-fifth of it's area covered in ice as well as, during the summer, it has … Continue reading Sawyer Glacier in Alaska

Herbert Glacier near Juneau, Alaska

The capital of Alaska, Juneau, is a beautiful small city set on a salt water channel and surrounded by magnificent alpine peaks. It's is a nature lovers paradise, with great shops, restaurants, and the only glacier, the Mendenhall, within the municipal limits of any city. The Herbert Glacier is about a 5 hour round trip by foot … Continue reading Herbert Glacier near Juneau, Alaska

Gl de la Lee Blanche in the Italian Alps

The Tour Du Mont Blanc is a 170 km circular hike around the tallest mountain in the Alps. Starting in France the track passes through both the Swiss and the Italian Alps before returning back to France. The spectacularly placed Rifugio Elisabetta is located on the side of the hill next to the GL (Glacier) … Continue reading Gl de la Lee Blanche in the Italian Alps