Kona on upper ridge of Popes Prospect with Mt. Lefroy, Abbott Pass and ACC Hut at col, and Mt. Victoria at right in early August. Popes Prospect was the viewpoint for Lawren Harris’ (Canadian Group of Seven) iconic Mt. Lefroy paintings per Lisa Christensen’s book “A Hiker’s Guide to the Rocky Mountain Art of Lawren Harris”.
View towards The Mitre between Mt. Aberdeen and Mt. Lefroy (Deltaform Mtn. in far distance).
View back to Lake Louise and Chateau Lake Louise with Fairview Mtn. right of the lake and portion of Aberdeen glacier below Haddow Peak upper right.
ACC climbers passing by Popes Prospect on way to Mt. Collier via North Victoria / Collier col Sept 25, 1993.
Popes Prospect is the talus slope just left of the climber from descent of Mt. Victoria N. Aug 20, 1986.
ACC Abbott Pass Hut at left from an early season ACC group Mt. Lefroy climb June 25, 1983. Mt. Victoria S. slopes and “The Death-Trap” behind.
View towards Popes Prospect, talus slopes above the green patch at upper left, below the leftmost peak, Mt. Collier from The Mitre Aug 20, 1993. Popes Peak right of Mt. Collier and Mt. Whyte just right of centre.
Another view of Popes Prospect (top of talus slopes just in front of closest glacier on Mt. Victoria) from Mt. Whyte Aug 10, 2014. “The Sickle” snow / ice formation on the Victoria ridge is located at the large notch in the heavily glaciated section of the ridge just above Abbott Pass. Close-up below:
“Studio-finished oil sketch of Abbott Pass from Popes Prospect.