Kona still having fun after being hauled / pushed up the crux chimney. Mt. Neptuak (Valley of Ten Peaks peak 9), Eiffel Peak, Pinnacle Peak, Wenkchemna Peak (peak 10) (climbed by Kona’s “dad” in 1988), and Mt. Hungabee (climbed in 1986).
Below, hordes of peak ascenders on summit ridge (counted 59 summiters this late July day); and view of peaks 4 to 9 (Tonsa, Perren / Sapta, Allen / Shappee, Tuzo / Sagowa, Deltaform / Saknowa, and Neptuak) from summit.
Below, Kona on slightly higher snow cap; and summit view to Consolation Lakes and Tower of Bable at lower left, Mt. Bable and Mt. Fay (peak 1/ Heejee) at centre, Mt. Little (peak 2 / Nom).
Below, view of Temple and Eiffel from Mt. Bable in 1984, ascending the Fay Glacier on the first ascent route to Babel; and crux chimney on Temple.
Bella (5 years) on Eiffel Peak in late July with Mt. Hungabee behind.
Above, on summit on late July day with Mt. Temple upper part of normal scramble route behind.
Below, view of summit from high point along ridge, Eiffel Tower at left.
Below, chilled refreshments on a hot day.
Below, Kona near summit enjoying the climb.
Below, on descent with Tower of Babel, Mt. Bable, Mt. Fay and Fay Glacier above Moraine Lake. And artistic impression of view from Larch Valley.
Below, close-ups of corniced Mt. Fay after north face ice climb in 1988 and artistic impression from top of rappel descent route.
Mandy (3-1/2 yrs) on Prairie Mountain in late July. Moose Mountain behind. Below, Kona relaxing on summit. A snow patch would be nice.
Early July on Sparrowhawk, view to Lougheed peaks.
View north to Spray Reservoir with Three Sisters, Rimwall Summit and Wind Tower at right. Below, descending the back side of the summit block and at summit col with Mt. Bogart behind.
Below, close-up of Memorial Lakes and Ribbon Peak with Mt. Kidd behind; and view of Sparrowhawk and Lougheed 4 (Wind Mountain) from Ribbon Peak in 1997.
Below, close-up of Lougheed peaks showing normal scramble ascent and alternate descent routes; and Sparrowhawk from Lougheed on peak 1-4 traverse in 1989.
On Mt. Chester (elev. 3054 m) on Canada Day July 1st weekend. Gusty Peak and The Fortress immediately behind. Sparrowhawk, Lougheeds, Bogart and Kidd from left in background. Below, good snow in gully for step-kicking up and glissading down.
Below, Gunther (4 yrs) at col on way up.
Below, close-up of The Fist, Tent Ridge and Mt. Shark with ‘11,000ers’ Mt. Assiniboine and Lunette rising up behind (Kona’s ‘dad’ scrambled Lunette, and added in Assiniboine for the second time, in a long day from car-to-car in 1990).
Also above, artistic impression of Assiniboine from near ACC Hind hut.
Above, near the summit of The Wedge at end of June. Fisher Peak (3054 m) with snow behind. Below, on summit with Mt. Kidd and Mt. Bogart behind.
Below, view back along ridge. Kona skirted under the crux down-climb on easier ground to gain the ridge closer to the summit.
Below, returning on the summit ridge.
Below, easier ground from low point of ridge to tree line.
Below, close-ups of Mt. Kidd and Mt. Bogart, and an artistic impression of Fisher Peak from The Wedge.