Here are some shots behind the scenes from the Winter Magic Tour, led by Darwin Wiggett, late Jan.2011. Just if you are curious about what´s going on on a tour like this….! If you are ever thinking about going on a tour similar like this one, don´t think to much – just do it and have fun!
Early morning @ Preachers Point/Abraham Lake
On the way from the lodge to the bay @ Abraham Lake
Which way to go?
Gusty winds @ Abraham Lake
Getting closer @ Abraham Lake
Spotting down @ Abraham Lake
Madleine and Darwin @ Aurum Lodge
Where´s the best spot? @ the Icefields Pwy
Lined up @ the Galleria
Looking down @ the Mistaya Canyon
Coming through @ Mistaya River
Having fun @ Hyw 11
Swarming out, Forrest Burn/Hwy 11
Conference @ Siffleur River
This shot was taken in the evening after the tour, building a fire and cooking potatoes. I didn´t know at this time, that it should become the coldest night ever I was out camping. The ranger at Jasper NP has told me the next day that it had -33° Celsius. But this particular shot reminds me all in one I have witnessed at this tour and on my whole journey as well! By the way, it´s Preachers Point @ Abraham Lake!
” …Traveling is more than seeing the sights; it´s an enduring, far-reaching change of your way of life!” (Miriam Beard, born 1901)
and discoverer Tom Wilson wrote 1882:
“…during all my discoveries of the fives mountain ranges of Western Canada have I never seen such an incomparable sight. My body was weakened, but my mind and soul rejoiced!”
( This video might not be the best quality (taken with my backup camera, Canon Powershot A80), but in the end we had a lots of fun and that is what really counts!) Enjoy!