Kona on an east-to-west traverse of Whaleback Mtn. in mid-August with Isolated Peak behind and Mt. McArthur at left.
View back east along ascent route with long ridge of Mt.Daly and Mt. Niles.
View to south of The President at right and The Vice President at left with The Secretary-Treasurer at middle above Little Yoho Valley.
Mont des Poilus and glacier to the NNW, mistakenly called Isolation Peak in iconic Lawren Harris (Group of Seven) paintings.
Kona with that “Are we going yet?” look after 2-1/2 hours on the summit and no more McDonalds breakfasts.
View of the long scree ridge of Whaleback from The President July 26, 1987. Yoho Peak and Glacier des Poilus behind with Mt. Collie, Mt. Rhonda, Mt. Gordon and other Wapta Icefield peaks on skyline.
View of Whaleback and Isolated Peak from Mt. McArthur – Mt. Balfour, Trolltinder Peak, Trolltinder Glacier, Mt. Hector and Mt. Daly behind.
View from Mt. Niles Aug 2005 of Yoho valley with Iceline Trail / The President / The Vice President / Emerald Glacier at left and Whaleback in front of Isolated Peak just right of centre. Mt. McArthur at centre, Arete Peak and Mont des Poilus at extreme right.
Kona with hiking group on Whaleback Mtn. in early September.
Buddy at toe of glacier under Isolated Peak after hiking the Whaleback in August 2005 on way to scramble up Isolated Peak.
4 thoughts on “Whaleback Mtn. (1120m elev. gain)”
Thanks for sharing your blog! I saw you in the forest on your way down from Little Yoho and I (girl with blonde hair) was on my way up with my two border collies wearing their backpacks. Looks like you and Kona have had so many awesome adventures!
Hi Freya, for some reason didn’t see your comment until now. Thanks! Maybe we’ll cross paths again in the mountains. Kris
We meet at Mt Schaffer the other day. If you want to give me your email so I can send you few photos of you painting at the top?
Hi Frane, Nice to hear from you. I sent my email to you.