Rising to an elevation of 3363 meters (11,000 feet) Mount Edith
Cavell receives a heavy dose of snow in the winter and even
some summer days. Unable to cling to the mountain,s sheer
walls, much of the snow avalanches down into the cold shadows
of the northeast face. Here it collects on ledges, in
the cirque and on the valley floor and is transformed into glacier
On warmer summer days you may hear sharp cracks and rumbles
which are the sounds of Angel Glacier expanding and contracting.
Occasionally you can safely watch avalanches crashing down the
side of the mountain.