Anklebiter Ridge / Grotto Pond Peak (875 m gain)

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Kona on Anklebiter Ridge / Grotto Pond Peak

Kona practicing social distancing in late May. Pigeon, Lougheed, WindTower, Rimwall, Orphan, Three Sisters peaks behind, still quite snowy. Gap Lake on Bow River below.

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Kona on Anklebiter Ridge – Lac des Arcs and Mt. McGillivray behind

View toward Mt. McGillivray and Pigeon Mtn. – Lac des Arcs and Bow River at high spring levels.

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Kona on Anklebiter Ridge – Gap Peak behind

View to Gap Peak, still snowy on scramble ascent ridge to left. Gulley in centre provides an alternate route up or down Gap via Anklebiter ridge, although not as enjoyable and steep slabs are best tackled when dry and free of avalanche hazard.

Anklebiter Ridge / Grotto Pond Peak (875 m gain)

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Kona heading down Anklebiter Ridge – Gap Lake below

Kona heading down from summit (outlier of Gap Peak) on a pleasant mid-November day.

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Kona on Anklebiter Ridge with Rimwall Summit, Three Sisters and Grotto Mtn. behind

On summit with Rimwall Summit, Three Sisters, and Grotto behind.

Anklebiter Ridge (725 m elev. gain)

Kona Anklebiter March 2019
Kona on Anklebiter Ridge March 2019

Kona at lower high point on Anklebiter Ridge in late March. Grotto Mountain behind and Gap Peak at right.

Kona Anklebiter Gap Lake March 2019
Kona on Anklebiter Ridge March 2019 – Gap Lake below.

View from Anklebiter Ridge across Bow Valley to Wind Tower, Rimwall Summit, Wind Ridge, The Orphan and The Three Sisters. Gap Lake below.

Grotto Pond Peak / Anklebiter Ridge (875 m gain)

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Kona and friends on Anklebiter Ridge in early May

Kona and friends on Grotto Pond Peak  / Anklebiter Ridge with Gap Peak in background. Too much snow to continue to Gap Peak.

Grotto Pond Peak / Anklebiter Ridge (875 m gain)

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Buddy on Anklebiter Ridge in 2006

Buddy (6 yrs in 2006) just below summit of what I used to call Grotto Pond Peak (now referred to as Anklebiter Ridge) looking back down the ascent route. Gap Lake at right.

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Bighorn sheep remains on Anklebiter ridge

Interesting find on Anklebiter Ridge on another day in 2011. Bighorn sheep kill.

Anklebiter Ridge from Gap Peak

View of upper part of Anklebiter Ridge from Gap Peak in 2006. Heart Mountain / Grant MacEwan Peak and Exshaw / Lac des Arcs behind.