11,000' Mount Edith Cavell, located in Jasper National Park, was named in 1916 for an English nurse executed by the Germans in World War I for helping allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium to the Netherlands. The hanging Angel Glacier spills almost 1,000' over a cliff on the north face.
A drive up a curvy road and a short walk on a paved trail takes you amazingly close to a very impressive peak. Though not a particularly high mountain I was reminded of the awe I felt in 1978 when I hiked between Annapurna (26,545') and Dhaulagiri (26,795') in the Kali Gandaki Gorge of the Nepalese Himalaya.
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Happy Trails to You! Peace, Bob