High and wild places,
    the world of ice and water and rock,
        where humans can only briefly visit
West face of Mt. Forbes

West face of Mt. Forbes, Banff National Park, Canada

Mt. Fay, Banff National Park

Mt. Fay, Banff National Park, Canada

Highwood Pass, Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Highwood Pass, Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Mt. Baker, Wapta Icefields, Banff National Park, Alberta.

Mt. Baker, Wapta Icefields, Banff National Park, Alberta.

Dent du G?ant, Mont Blanc massif, France

Dent du GĂ©ant, Mont Blanc massif, France

Skyladder route on Mt. Athabasca

Skyladder route on Mt. Athabasca, Banff National Park, Canada

Crevasses, Lyell Icefield, British Columbia, Canada

Crevasses, Lyell Icefield, British Columbia, Canada

Mt. Sir Douglas to Fortress, Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Mt. Sir Douglas to Fortress, Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

Mt. Assiniboine and Magog Lake, Assiniboine Park, British Columbia

Mt. Assiniboine and Magog Lake, Assiniboine Park, British Columbia

East aspect of Mt. Logan, Kluane National Park, Yukon

East aspect of Mt. Logan, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Nub on ridge from Discovery Peak, looking towards Mt. Vancouver

Discovery Peak and Mt. Vancouver, Kluane National Park, Yukon

East end of south face of Mt. Logan, with Hummingbird Ridge in center-left. Kluane National Park, Yukon.

Hummingbird Ridge on Mt. Logan, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Mt. Vancouver (left) and Mt. Cook (right). Kluane National Park, Yukon

Mt. Vancouver (left) and Mt. Cook (right). Kluane National Park, Yukon

Junction of north and south arms of Kaskawulsh Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon

North and south arms, Kaskawulsh Glacier, Kluane Park, Yukon

Mt. Alverstone NW4, North face detail, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Mt. Alverstone NW4, north face, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Lyskamm and Grenzgletcher, Switzerland / Italy

Lyskamm and Grenzgletcher, Switzerland / Italy

Mt. St. Elias and Seward Glacier looking west into Alaska, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Mt. St. Elias and Seward Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Icefall, Lyell Icefields, Rocky Mountains, British Columbia

Icefall, Lyell Icefields, Rocky Mountains, British Columbia

Lakes and streams on Lowell Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Lakes and streams on Lowell Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Lowell Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Lowell Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Icefall Brook, Lyell Icefields, British Columbia, Canada

Icefall Brook, Lyell Icefields, British Columbia, Canada

Castle Mountain, Banff National Park

Castle Mountain, Banff National Park

North face Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

North face Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

Mt. Ishbel, Sawback Range, Banff National Park, Canada

Mt. Ishbel, Sawback Range, Banff National Park, Canada

Clearing storm over Sunrise Hut, Golden, British Columbia

Clearing storm over Sunrise Hut, Golden, British Columbia

Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Mons Peak, Lyell Icefield, British Columbia, Canada

Mons Peak, Lyell Icefield, British Columbia, Canada

Mt Forbes from the Lyell Icefield

Mt Forbes from Lyell Icefields, Banff NP, Canada

Mt Balfour, Wapta Icefields, Banff National Park, Canada

Mt Balfour, Wapta Icefields, Banff National Park, Canada

Mt. Sir Sandford, Selkirks, British Columbia

Mt. Sir Sandford, Selkirks, British Columbia

Crevasses on Kaskawulsh Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Kaskawulsh Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon