Retreation Glacier Glossary of Hiking Terms
Retreation Glacier: a deteriorating glacier; annual melt of entire glacier exceeds the flow of the ice. Glaciers around Whistler and Garibaldi Provincial Park are retreation glaciers owing to the past few decades of warming temperatures.
Wedge Glacier at Wedgemount Lake(pictured above and below) is a retreation glacier. As recent as two decades ago, the Wedge Glacier terminated at Wedgemount Lake, however, now the glacier ends several hundred metres above the lake.
Overlord Glacier pictured below is another retreation glacier in Garibaldi Park. Overlord is easily viewed from Russet Lake which sits between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains in Garibaldi Park. Click the image below for an aerial video of this amazing glacier as well as Adit Lakes, the Fissile and Russet Lake.
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