Mt Robson

The clouds almost clear to fully view Mount Robson

Mt Robson Cloud

Cloud has lifted a fair way…

Seeking clear days to visit mountains can be one of the most frustrating travel experiences. Souvenir shops are lined with alluring photographs and postcards of the mountain in all its glory yet annoying clouds cover the peak on your visit.

Just west of Jasper National Park, Mount Robson towers almost 4,000 metres, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Peering across a grassy meadow laden in wildflowers and a brooding aspen forest, Mt Robson make for a superb view.

Smothered in cloud on our arrival, the day cleared frustratingly slowly, the cloud edging upwards to reveal the sprawling flanks of this towering peak. As the clouds continue to lift, sweeping glaciers appear and the highest peaks start to take shape but alas, the cloud lazily sits on the highest peak determined not to shift.

Jasper Tramway Mt Robson

View from The Whistlers of Mt Robson

Even checking panoramic photos from The Whistlerson a magically clear day shows a sole cloud covering Mount Robson. I guess travellers need real fortune to experience a truly cloudless vista of the Canadian Rockies tallest giant.

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Mt Robson Moose Lake

Moose Lake reputedly attracts lots of wildlife

Spectacular wildflowers in a rainbow of colours litter the surrounding areas making for a veritable carpet to stroll awaiting the recalcitrant cloud cover.

Nearby Moose Lake attracts wildlife while the road skirts the sinewy Yellowhead Lake.

It isn’t the first or last time a mountain visit has been marred by cloud cover but at least Mt Robson gave up most of its secrets as the day cleared.

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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.
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