Castle Mountain (1400 m elev. gain)


Kona (7 years) near summit of Castle Mt. in early September with Rockbound Lake below and Helena Ridge behind, Stuart’s Knob at far left of Helena Ridge. Below, Kona and mountain goat checking each other out.


Below, interesting viewpoint above Rockbound Lake on way down.


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


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

Castle Mt Sept 12-13 87-23

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

Mt. Castle July 83

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


Wastach Peak (965 m elev. gain)


Kona on Wastach Peak in mid-August – Temple, Pinnacle (hard to distinguish from Temple behind) and Eiffel in background. Didn’t find the Graeme Pole register that was here on a previous visit in 1995. Below, nearing the summit with Wenkchemna Peak (Peak 10 of Valley of Ten Peaks) behind, steep step on normal ascent ridge visible.


Below, view of Wastach Peak (center, left of Eiffel Peak) from other side of valley in 1993.


Saddle Peak and Mt. Fairview (1100 m combined elev. gain)


Kona on Fairview with Paradise Valley peaks Temple, Sheol, Haddo, and in distance Valley of Ten Peaks summits Pinnacle, Eiffel and Deltaform. Clouds hiding Paradise Valley below in early August. Below, view from Fairview to Saddle Peak and Saddleback. “Little Temple” at right.


Below, view of Mt. Aberdeen glacier at left, Mt. Lefroy and long ridge of Mt. Victoria with Lake Louise valley covered in clouds.


Below, closeup of Aberdeen Glacier on Kona’s “Dad’s” traverse of Sheol, Haddow and Aberdeen in 1993.


Below, view of Fairview and hiking ascent trail from Saddle Peak.


Devil’s Thumb (740 m elev. gain)


Kona and Doobey (1-1/2 yrs) on Devil’s Thumb in late July. Mts. Lefroy and Victoria behind. Below, Doobie with panorama of Mts. Aberdeen, Mitre, Lefroy and Victoria; and Kona on trail above the Beehive col.



Below, view back towards Devil’s Thumb (small jutting point on ridge above climber) and Lake Louise from Mt. Victoria¬† (in 1986).

Mt Victoria N Aug 20 86-26

Below, view of Lake Agnes, The Beehive and Devil’s Thumb (extreme right) from the Niblock / Whyte col area (in 2014).


Below, view of Devil’s Thumb (at lower centre) and St Piran (right) from Mt. Fairview across Lake Louise in early August. Mts. Whyte and Niblock immediately behind, and Niles and Daly (large flat Daly glacier) in distance.