Angel Sanctuary - Edith Cavell


After a diversion in last week's blog - Women's March on Washington D.C. 2017- I turn away from musing on the foibles and fumings of world history to the quiet shadows of Angel Glacier's ice pool beneath one of Alberta's most prominent mountains - notably named after a woman, Mt. Edith Cavell.

That woman was an English nurse who helped allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during WW I. She was executed by the Germans (more below). Angel Glacier looks like a teardrop shed in her memory.