Grotto Mtn. (1425 m elev gain)

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Kona on Grotto summit on a cloudy mid-June day after ascending by the Bataan climbing wall trail. Summit cairn behind Kona has fallen or been taken apart so we rebuilt it – see below (Canmore and Bow Valley behind with Lady Macdonald at distant right).

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Below, nice view of Three Sisters on way up.

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Wind Tower (1,000 m elev. gain)

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Kona on Wind Tower on a hot mid-June day. Lougheed (Peak 1) and Sparrowhawk behind. Kona’s “dad” climbed this Lougheed Peak via the pictured NW ridge in 1982 after taking a rock-climbing course with Lac Des Arcs. Part of Lougheed Peak 2 is jutting out behind Peak 1, an easy but long scramble. Below, view of Spray Lakes and Mt. Nestor on way up.

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Below, view toward Rimwall showing upper part of scramble route, Big Sister and Middle Sister behind.

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Mt. Hoffman (462 m elev gain)

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Aura (6 months) on Mt. Hoffman at end of May. Below, Kona with Mt. Burns massif behind. “Burns East” directly above Kona’s ear, main higher peak further to right.

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Below, July 19, 2013 view from “Burns East” back towards Mt. Hoffman, at extreme left. (Mt. Burns is not a dog hike although part way up the north ridge would be OK.)

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