Kona on Mt. Sparrowhawk (1450 m gain)

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Early July on Sparrowhawk, view to Lougheed peaks.

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View north to Spray Reservoir with Three Sisters, Rimwall Summit and Wind Tower at right. Below, descending the back side of the summit block and at summit col with Mt. Bogart behind.

Below, close-up of Memorial Lakes and Ribbon Peak with Mt. Kidd behind; and view of Sparrowhawk and Lougheed 4 (Wind Mountain) from Ribbon Peak in 1997.

Below, close-up of Lougheed peaks showing normal scramble ascent and alternate descent routes; and Sparrowhawk from Lougheed on peak 1-4 traverse in 1989.

Kona on Mt. Chester (1150 m gain)

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On Mt. Chester (elev. 3054 m) on Canada Day July 1st weekend. Gusty Peak and The Fortress immediately behind. Sparrowhawk, Lougheeds, Bogart and Kidd from left in background. Below, good snow in gully for step-kicking up and glissading down.

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Below, Gunther (4 yrs) at col on way up.

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Below, close-up of The Fist, Tent Ridge and Mt. Shark with ‘11,000ers’ Mt. Assiniboine and Lunette rising up behind (Kona’s ‘dad’ scrambled Lunette, and added in Assiniboine for the second time, in a long day from car-to-car in 1990).

 

Also above, artistic impression of Assiniboine from near ACC Hind hut.

 

Kona on The Wedge (1100 m elevn. gain)

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Above, near the summit of The Wedge at end of June. Fisher Peak (3054 m) with snow behind. Below, on summit with Mt. Kidd and Mt. Bogart behind.

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Below, view back along ridge. Kona skirted under the crux down-climb on easier ground to gain the ridge closer to the summit.

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Below, returning on the summit ridge.

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Below, easier ground from low point of ridge to tree line.

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Below, close-ups of Mt. Kidd and Mt. Bogart, and an artistic impression of Fisher Peak from The Wedge.

 

 

 

Kona on Rimwall (980 m gain)

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Late June on Rimwall Summit with Colembolla, Allan, Lougheed and Sparrowhawk behind. Kona scampered up and down the two minor cliffbands near the top after a little coaxing. Below, enjoying the Knorr chicken broth flavored water, one way to get her to drink more.

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Below, starting down from summit, Spray Lake Reservoir below.

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Below, view to Three Sisters, with ‘The Orphan’, barely discernible in front of Middle Sister.

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Below, artistic impression of Lougheed from Windtower/ Rimwall direction.

Lougheed from Windtower

Buddy on Boundary Peak (880 m gain)

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Buddy (9 yrs) with ‘sisters’ Kirsten and Karin on way up Boundary Peak, impressive views of Mt. Athabasca with North Face, Silverhorn and standard North Glacier (approach and descent) Routes. Below on summit of Boundary viewing the East Ridge ascent route.

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Below Silverhorn from North Face route in 1986.

 

Mt Athabasca N Face Aug 31 86-34 British Army Climbers on Silverhorn

Below Boundary Peak from Silverhorn route in 1985.

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Below, artistic impression of Athabasca from Boundary Peak.

Athabasca from Boundary Peak