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June 6, 2010

Spearhead Glacier and Decker Glacier retreat, Whistler, British Columbia

Map of the glaciers in the Sprearhead Range showing Little Ice Age and 1987 extent, Osborn and others (2007). Spearhead Glacier is just east of the Whistler-Blackcomb Ski area in southwest¬†British Columbia and can be reached easily from the top Blackcomb lift. Adjacent to Spearhead is Decker Glacier.¬†. Both glaciers flow northwest and have retreated extensively. Recently both have developed new alpine lakes at their termini that illustrate the recent …