National Geographic : 1916 Mar
Photograph byMary Vaux Walcott AN AVALANCHE IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES Opportunities for "snap-shotting" avalanches in action are not rare in the high mountains ofwestern United States and Canada, butgood photographs of them are. It requires an intrepid photographer to turn and calmly make a picture when theroar ofgreat quantities ofsnow and rocks slipping down the precipitous mountain side is suddenly heard. Slightly to the left of the centerinthe picture above may beseen anavalanche on Mount Victoria, near Lake Louise, in British Columbia. In the foreground is the Victoria Glacier, tothesurface ofwhich this avalanche is falling from the top of the cliffs, 1,800 feet above.