Category Archives: Klondike Highway

The craggy scenery of the White Pass

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The white pass is an area of the Klondike Highway in the direction of Alaska.

You might recall it from this winter. Here is the same region being patrolled by an avalanche crew.

The region retains snow all year. It’s a cold, windy, white pass.

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Rainbow alongside the Klondike highway

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Heavy rains and mist on the White Pass mixed with a bright evening sun. Around 10pm the Klondike highway was lit by a refracted spectrum of colour.

Rain causes a rockslide

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The Klondike highway was briefly closed due to a rockslide this month.

Crews manage to dig up the road and restore the flow of traffic after heavy rains.

The Yukon Avalanche Association at work

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The Yukon Avalanche Association checks snow conditions alongside the South Klondike Highway. They publish information on a website and also create web videos explaining snow conditions and how to stay safe.

The crew travel on skis and snowmobiles across a massive landscape. They warn people of avalanche risk.

These images are stills from CBC report. Radio version is linked here: