Castle Mountain (1400 m elev. gain)

Kona Castle Mtn.
Kona on Castle Mtn. – Helena Ridge behind

Kona (7 years) near summit of Castle Mt. in early September with Rockbound Lake below and Helena Ridge behind, Stuart Knob at far left of Helena Ridge.

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Kona and Mountain Goat on Castle Mtn.

Kona and mountain goat checking each other out.

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Kona on Castle Mtn. plateau above Rockbound Lake

Interesting viewpoint above Rockbound Lake on way down.

Castle Mtn. Rockbound Lake
Rockbound Lake with Eisenhower Tower and Castle Mtn.

View of Eisenhower Tower at end of Castle Mountain ridge, Rockbound Lake, and sunlit Mt. Ishbel in centre background.

Castle Mtn.
Traversing Castle Mtn. Ridge Sept 12th 1987

September 12-13, 1987 photo from traverse along Castle ridge from Stuart Knob to main peak (bivied on summit). Old snow from previous winter!

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After Bass Buttress rock climb from CMC bivi hut on Goat Plateau 1983

Kona’s “dad” at top of Bass Buttress rock climb on SW face of Castle Mountain in July, 1983. Over-nighted at CMC Castle / Eisenhower hut on Goat Plateau.

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“Rogue” (2-1/2 years) at viewpoint above Rockbound Lake on way up, Stuart Knob in background.

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View of Castle Mountain and Helena Ridge and cirques from Mt. Ishbel Sept 5 1990.

Castle Mountain and Helena Ridge from Mt. Ishbel Sept 5, 1990.

Helena Ridge (1500 m elevation gain)

Buddy on Helena Ridge June 2006
Buddy on Helena Ridge – Tower Lake and Rockbound Lake behind

Buddy (6 yrs) on Helena Ridge. Castle Mountain, Tower Lake and Rockbound Lake behind.

Buddy on Helena Ridge

Buddy enjoying the snow.

Kona on Castle Mountain – Helena Ridge behind

Kona and view of Helena Ridge and Stuart Knob (at left) from Castle Mountain. Rockbound Lake below.