Mt. Yamnuska (900 m elevn. gain)

Kona Yamnuska Jan 2019
Kona on Mt. Yamnuska January 2019 – Wendell Mtn. behind

Kona on Yamnuska (Mt. John Laurie) in mid-January, +12C, no wind and hardly any snow on route. Nice!

Yamnuska from Goat
Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain

View of “dog route” up Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain, the normal scrambler’s descent route via the Goat / Yam col at the west end.

 

Mt. Yamnuska (900 m gain)

Yam Kona Karin Oct 2017
Kona and “Sister” on Yamnuska in early October

Kona and “Sister” on Yam in early October. View across CMC valley to Wendell Mountain with Association Peak and End Mountain in distance.

Kona Karin Yam Oct 2017 scree
Kona and “Sister” descending scree slope on upper backside of Yam.

Descending scree slope on back side of Mt. Yamnuska

Kona Yam Goat Oct 2017
Kona and “Sister” hiking up back side of Yam

Ascending Mt. Yamnuska back side with view of Goat Mountain behind.

Yamnuska from Goat
Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain

View of the “dog route” up Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain, basically the scramblers descent route to avoid the difficult crux.

Yamnuska (Mount John Laurie) (900 m elevation gain)

Kona on Yamnuska
Kona on Yamnuska July 18, 2015

Kona (1-1/2 yrs) on Yamnuska, ascending and descending via the left / west ridge which is the normal descent route for the scramble traverse. The east end approach has a difficult chains / chimney crux section that isn’t safe for dogs.

Yamnuska from Goat
Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain

View from Goat Mountain of the “dog route” up and down the west end of Mount Yamnuska.

A. Derbyshire nearing top of Grillmair’s Chimney on Yamnuska Aug 10, 1982

View up Grillmair’s Chimney, a classic rock climb on the front face of Mount Yamnuska Aug 10, 1982.

Buddy in shortcut gully at west end of Mount Yamnuska Nov 2010

Taking a steepish shortcut around the west end with Buddy in November 2010.

Climber’s at the crux chains section on the the East-West traverse of Mount Yamnuska

The chains traverse section on the east ridge ascent route is difficult even without a dog, and risky with a dog. We go up and down the west ridge route instead for less drama.

Mount Yamnuska / John Laurie (900 m elev. gain)

Buddy on Yamnuska
Buddy on Mount Yamnuska

Buddy (4 years) on Mount Yamnuska, ascended by the left / east skyline ridge, the normal descent route for the traverse.

Jason on Yamnuska 2
Buddy on Mount Yamnuska with Jason

Buddy (3 yrs) with “brother” Jason on Mount Yamnuska in December. Goat Mountain behind.

Karin Yamnuska July 04 -12
Buddy on Mount Yamnuska with Karin

Buddy (4 yrs) with “sister” Karin on Mount Yamnuska in July.

Yamnuska from Goat
Mt. Yamnuska from Goat Mountain

View of the “dog route” up Mount Yamnuska from Goat Mountain.