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Canada : British Columbia

47.6 km (29.6 miles) NW of Tulsequah, BC, Canada
Approx. altitude: 1813 m (5948 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 59°S 46°E

Accuracy: 5.0 km (3.1 mi)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Sunrise and "Red Mountain" the confluence point is somewhere on the mountain #3: the mountain during the day with a rock sculpture we made #4: looking north, down the glacier

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  59°N 134°W (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: Looking East across the Llewellyn glacier towards the 59°N 134°W confluence point

(visited by Marie McLane, Evan, ALI, Patty, Greg, Corbin, jason, Rich, Allen, James, Ruth, Kevin and Keith)

16-Aug-2007 -- I traveled near this point with the Juneau Icefield Research Program, which has been leading students from around the world across the icefield since the 1940's. The primary mission of the program is research in glaciology, geology, meteorology, and other disciplines.

This confluence is located near the east side of the Llewellyn glacier which flows towards Atlin Lake, BC. After spending 7 weeks traversing the 5000sq.mi. icefield by ski we stayed for a few nights on a small nunatak on the west side of the Llewellyn glacier preparing for the final hike off the icefield. Unfortunately we did not have the time to stray too far off our route, and the east side of the Llewellyn is highly crevassed. This area is very close to the firn line, or the point on a glacier where the winter's snow melts away during the summer to expose glacial ice. By mid-August when we reached this point the snow had melted back.

Picture #1 was taken from the camp looking across the Llewellyn - the confluence would have been somewhere on the mountain (Red Mountain) in the right hand side of the image.

Picture #2 is Red Mountain at sunrise on our last morning, #3 is the mountain during the day with a rock sculpture we made, and #4 is looking north, down the glacier.


 All pictures
#1: Looking East across the Llewellyn glacier towards the 59°N 134°W confluence point
#2: Sunrise and "Red Mountain" the confluence point is somewhere on the mountain
#3: the mountain during the day with a rock sculpture we made
#4: looking north, down the glacier
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  Notes
In the Atlin Provincial Park.