Pressure Ridges Glossary of Hiking Terms
Pressure Ridges: wavelike ridges that form on a glacier normally after a glacier has flowed over icefalls. Pressure ridges are a beautiful and hostile looking feature of glaciers that, when approached, become menacingly huge and dangerous. The image below is looking across from Panorama Ridge at the valley of glaciers that stretch down to Garibaldi Lake.
The image below shows the stunning pressure ridges on the Wedge Glacier at Wedgemount Lake. This is an aerial video of the glacier, from the glacier window to up and along the glacier.
Wedgemount Lake is an alpine paradise in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Whistler. Just a short, though challenging, 7 kilometre trail gets you to this amazing place.
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