Athabasca Glacier (615 m elev. gain)

Kona – Mt. Athabasca

Kona at edge of glacier with climbers’ tracks to either Silverhorn or North Face routes. Some fresh snow in late August.

Kona – Athabasca Glacier

Following the moraine along the edge of the glacier. Silverhorn climbers’ route angling to the right and topping out at the pyramid shape, main summit to the left above the north face mixed ice / rock route.

Tarn on Athabasca

Reflection of the mountain in a tarn near the top of the hike.

Kona – Columbia Icefields

View back down the ridge / moraine at the Columbia Icefields Centre and Mount Wilcox and Wilcox Ridge beyond.

Kona – Boundary Peak

Boundary Peak covered in fresh snow.

Kona – Stairs on Athabasca

Some building materials at the “bivy shelter” at the top of the climbers’ approach trail. Mount Kitchener in background.

Athabasca – Silverhorn 1985

View from summit ridge of the Silverhorn route on Athabasca in 1985 with the small tarn and approach route along moraine / ridge just visible at lower right. Icefields Centre and Mt. Wilcox at right.