The Orphan (870 m elev. gain)

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Kona on “The Orphan” with Middle Sister upper scramble slopes and Little Sister (not a scramble) behind, in late July with some fresh snow on higher peaks. Below, views to Mts. Nestor and Old Goat across Spray Reservoir, and Rimwall looks to be easy slopes from Boulder Pass on this side.

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Grotto Mtn. (1425 m elev gain)

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Kona on Grotto summit on a cloudy mid-June day after ascending by the Bataan climbing wall trail. Summit cairn behind Kona has fallen or been taken apart so we rebuilt it – see below (Canmore and Bow Valley behind with Lady Macdonald at distant right).

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Below, nice view of Three Sisters on way up.

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Wind Tower (1,000 m elev. gain)

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Kona on Wind Tower on a hot mid-June day. Lougheed (Peak 1) and Sparrowhawk behind. Kona’s “dad” climbed this Lougheed Peak via the pictured NW ridge in 1982 after taking a rock-climbing course with Lac Des Arcs. Part of Lougheed Peak 2 is jutting out behind Peak 1, an easy but long scramble. Below, view of Spray Lakes and Mt. Nestor on way up.

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Below, view toward Rimwall showing upper part of scramble route, Big Sister and Middle Sister behind.

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