Alberta's new Glacier Skywalk an incredible adrenaline rush

Author: Pamela Roth

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Knees shaking, heart racing, I inch closer to the glass platform overlooking the rugged valley 300 metres below.
I'm in the Canadian Rockies near the Columbia Icefield, about to take my first step onto the Glacier Skywalk -- a U-shaped glass-floor observation platform hovering high above the steep Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park.

I can hear the sound of rushing water far below, and take a minute to soak in the towering mountain peaks drenched in snow, sparkling against the clear blue sky. It's some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth.

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