They've been told its extreme height and changeable weather make for a challenging climb, numerous hanging glaciers
fall from its huge mass and the surrounding mountains are steeply sloped and incredibly arid.
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.
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.