Serac: from the Swiss French word serac, a crumbly pale cheese; it is a large chunk of ice (sometimes as large as a small office building) that forms when glacial crevasses intersect, or at the edge of very steep or hanging glaciers
Banff - well known among winter sports fans as a top ski resort - has some classic mountain scenery: giant hanging glaciers
, sparking emerald lakes and tumbling waterfalls.
There are hanging glaciers
, which occur at higher elevations and seem to "hang" on the mountainsides.
Then past hanging glaciers
high above us, and through grassy hillsides, bare save for the pale skeletal trunks of millions of trees - the sad result of burning the Lenga forest in the 1940s to clear the land for agriculture.
Big Walls, Hanging Glaciers
, and Arctic Dreams Backpack, Baffin Island, Canada.
The smallest glaciers are hanging glaciers
, and rest on the sides of steep mountain slopes.
Sitting on Mount Alyeska at 2,300 feet above sea level with a panoramic view of Turnagain Arm, the Chugach Mountains and the seven hanging glaciers
that give this restaurant its name is worth every penny you spend on lunch.