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Day 2: Rain
We head out for our scheduled Tour of Columbia Icefields.
But on the way we stop at 

Athabasca Falls

Decisions, decisions …

Be careful …

Deadly accident at Athabasca Falls

Posted date: August 12, 2011 /

… Public Safety Warden Garth Lemke … said the individual went over the very top left-hand side of the falls at approximately 3:15 pm.
…  “It looked like every solid structure in his body had been broken,” … “It wasn’t a pleasant scene.”
In the past 20 years, the park has reported five fatalities at Athabasca Falls, all of the accidents occurring in a similar location. 
… “Chances are the victim died from the impact of the fall into the rocky waters, but hypothermia can also be fatal if a victim survives the fall …”
The area where the individual fell is blocked off by protective railings, along with signage warning visitors to stay back.

Hear the thunder 

Ray and Sarah’s video. Thanks guys. 

Next: on to the Icefields

5 thoughts on “Jasper Journey – Athabasca Falls …

  1. maui1 says:

    This is a great post on your trip to Jasper. These are great pictures of Athabasca Falls and the trail.

    1. jcalberta says:

      Thanks Quinn. It was a real sight. Wonderful.

  2. How ferocious, how beautiful!!!

    1. jcalberta says:

      Spectacular. Worth a see.

  3. John Charet says:

    Wonderful pictures as usual 🙂 The laid-back (or semi-laid-back) music fits perfectly with the scenery 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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