Buddy on Boundary Peak (880 m gain)

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Buddy (9 yrs) with ‘sisters’ Kirsten and Karin on way up Boundary Peak, impressive views of Mt. Athabasca with North Face, Silverhorn and standard North Glacier (approach and descent) Routes. Below on summit of Boundary viewing the East Ridge ascent route.

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Below Silverhorn from North Face route in 1986.

 

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Below Boundary Peak from Silverhorn route in 1985.

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Kona on Read’s Tower (920 m gain)

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Kona on Read’s Tower on June 18th, view towards Sparrowhawk in clouds. Visibility and icy conditions turned us back from Sparrowhawk at 70 m below summit (pic below), so this (and the breakfast burrito) is the ‘consolation prize’ for the day’s effort.

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Below, returning from upper slopes to below Read’s Tower.

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Kona on Mt. Indefatigable (1000 m gain)

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From Indefatigable South Peak in mid-June with Gap Mountain, Mt. Elpoca (climbed by Kona’s ‘dad’ in 1989) and Tombstone South behind. Above Kona’s ear is Mt. Schlee (climbed by Kona’s ‘dad’ in 1997 with son Jason – ‘Grizzly Group’s’ 1st ascent 1976 register below).

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Below, view to Upper Kananaskis Lake, Mt. Sarrail to left and Mt. Lyautey to right of Hidden Lake. Mt. Joffre in clouds.

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Below, view to Lower Kananaskis Lake with snowy Mt. Rae behind.

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Kona on Middle Sister (Charity) (1400 m gain)

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Above, Kona on Middle Sister in early June. Little Sister (Hope) (climbed by Kona’s ‘dad’ in 1990), Wind Ridge and Pigeon Mountain behind.

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Above, view towards Wind Tower, Rimwall, Loughheeds 1 and 2, Sparrowhawk, and beer cooling in snow.

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Above, view to adjoining ridge with Ship’s Prow, Lawrence Grassi.

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Above, quick descent down snow slopes. French and Robertson glaciers left of 3406 m Mt. Sir Douglas (climbed in 1986), Birdwood (climbed in 1988), Nestor (climbed in 1988) and Old Goat (climbed in 1996).

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Above, Kona enjoying the snow.

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Above, Mort Morrow’s summit register tribute (ash urn?) and less developed Canmore in 1988.

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Above, close-up of Wind Tower, Lougheed 1 (first climbed by Kona’s ‘dad’ in 1982, and later in 1989 on Lougheed peaks 1 to 4 traverse) and Sparrowhawk.

Buddy on Tangle Ridge (1,100 m gain)

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Buddy (6 yrs) on Tangle Ridge, view to north-west across Icefields Parkway. Mts. Wooley and Diadem and Mushroom Peak (scrambled from Wooley-Diadem ACC high camp in 1984) at left.

Below view to south with Mt. Athabasca and Mt. Andromeda (‘Skyladder’ route at right) above Columbia Glacier.

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