Mural Glacier

Alberta. Glacier: Smoky River drainage
N of Mumm Peak
53.1936 N 119.1783 W — Map 083E03 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1956
Official in Canada

The glacier up which we had travelled, leading to the snow-filled cirque south of Mt. Gendarme, is of much interest; the ice is thickly veneered with stones and is strewn with glacier tables, and with numerous perfectly formed sand-cones, reaching a height of five feet. Most striking, however, is a great ice wall, 400 feet high, that separates the neve from the dry glacier and reaches right across it. The moving ice-field above flows over this cliff and sends down fragments to litter the floor of the glacier below. It is referred to here as the “Mural Glacier.”

Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945]


  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “The Alpine Club of Canada’s expedition to Jasper Park, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson region, 1911.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 4 (1912):9-80
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