Kona on The Fortress in late July. Chester Lake below with Mt. Chester at left. Mainly scree ascent with a short bit of hands-on easy scrambling at the final summit block, didn’t present any particular problem for Kona. Below, some old snow in spots provided welcome cooling off.
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.
Kona on Opal South in early July. Mt. Lawson scramble slopes behind and Mt. Inflexible to right. Below, view to Fortress Mountain and Gusty Peak and bear diggings in the meadows.
Below, view of ascent ridge from summit.
Kona on summit ridge at end of June. Canmore and Bow valley below. Helipad on ridge just above Kona’s head. Below Kona waiting patiently for “Dad’s” return from summit, Grotto Mtn. behind.
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).
Below, nice view of Three Sisters on way up.
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.
Below, view toward Rimwall showing upper part of scramble route, Big Sister and Middle Sister behind.
Dog park on Grizzly Peak June 1st (can’t remember their names). Below, Mt. Evan-Thomas, highest peak in Opal Range (Kona’s “dad” climbed in October 1987 when the 1954 first ascent register was still there and mistakenly naming the peak Packenham).