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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Climbing to the top of Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park, AB, Canada

After a long day we finally reached the summit! Rather exhausted, I made this panorama which included my climbing partner looking over a precipice. We came from Delaware, but brought a Canadian flag to the summit! Forest fires caused the smoke visible on the right. By the time we began descending, the smoke was starting to encircle the mountain.

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Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Banff, AB, Canada
Copyright: © Patrick Moore