Kona on Fairview in mid-July with eye on the MacD apple pie. Glaciated Mt. Temple behind, Haddow Peak at right, connecting to Mt. Sheol, centre. Two of the Ten Peaks in the Moraine Lake area in centre distance.
Ptarmigan in summer plumage (all white in winter) on Fairview slopes pecking away at the alpine plants.
White Mountain Heather or Rocky Mountain White Heather on Saddle Peak, Lake Annette below Mt. Temple north face.
Moss Campion on Saddle Peak, with one Western Anemone / Pasqueflower.
Yellow Heather (maybe) on Fairview slopes. Glaciated Mt. Victoria in distance, lower Aberdeen glacier at left.
Grouping of Western Pasqueflower / Anemone (large white), “Alpine” / “Snow” Buttercup (technically Eschscholtz’s Buttercup per Alberta Native Wildflowers Facebook group help, but harder to pronounce) and Western Spring Beauty (small white) near The Saddleback on way up Mt. Fairview.
Western Anemones and Mountain Heather on Saddle Peak, Mt. Temple behind.
Lingonberry at Saddleback.
Grouseberry at Saddleback.
White or other Draba species (per Alberta Native Wildflowers Facebook group) on slopes of Fairview, Ski Louise area peaks behind.
Kona and friends on Fairview Mtn. in mid-July, Mt. Hector in distance.
On Saddle Mtn. with view up Paradise Valley – Mt. Temple, Lake Annette, Pinnacle Mtn., Eiffel Peak, Neptuak Mtn., Wastach Peak. “The Dolphin” climbing route visible directly below the summit of Temple, right of the North Ridge route.
Trying to plein air sketch under brisk conditions. Sheol Mtn. and Haddow Peak behind. Photo by Pam.
View across Paradise Valley from Little Temple Peak in 2011 of scree-sloped Fairview Mtn. and cliffs of Saddle Mtn. below and to the right. Sheol Mtn. and Haddow Peak at left. Mt. Whyte and Mt. Niblock at centre skyline.
View of Fairview Mtn. right of Lake Louise from Mt. Victoria summit Aug 1983. The plaque memorializes four Mexican mountaineers who lost their lives descending Mt. Victoria in July 1954.
Studio-finished oil sketch of Mount Temple and Lake Annette from Saddle Mountain.
Kona on Fairview with Paradise Valley peaks Mt. Temple, Sheol Mtn., Haddo Peak, and in distance Valley of Ten Peaks summits Allen (Peak 6, Shappee), Tuzo (Peak 7, Sagowa) and Deltaform (Peak 8, Saknowa). Clouds hiding Paradise Valley in early August.
View from Fairview to Saddle Mtn. and The Saddleback. “Little Temple” at right.
View of Mt. Aberdeen glacier at left, Mt. Lefroy and long ridge of Mt. Victoria with Lake Louise / Plain of the Six Glaciers valley covered in clouds.
Closeup of Aberdeen Glacier from traverse of Sheol, Haddow and Aberdeen in 1993. Mt. Hungabee summit in clouds, Mt. Lefroy and Mt. Victoria visible at right.
View of Fairview Mtn. and hiking ascent trail from Saddle Mtn.