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Canadian Rockies, rugged beauty

The Trans-Canada Highway is one of the world’s longest roads, stretching 8,000km coast-to-coast.

In places, the Rocky Mountains Trench is up to 20kms wide.

The Rockies would once have been higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, reaching up to 6,000m.

The Rocky Mountain Trench is known as the ‘Serengeti of North America’ because of the amount and variety of animals it houses.

The Trans-Canada Highway travels 1,673m high into the Rocky Mountains.

The Rockies have some of the highest peaks in Canada, but the highest is Mount Logan in the Saint Elias range.

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Flying at 8,000m - The dividing trench

 
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