King Creek Ridge (830 m elev. gain)

Kona on King Creek Ridge – Mt. Wintour

Kona on north summit of King Creek Ridge in early December in unseasonably warm weather. View south to pointy Mount Wintour.

Pepper descending King Creek Ridge

Pepper (2 years) on descent from King Creek Ridge summit.

King Creek Ridge north to south

View of descent route along King Creek Ridge from north summit.

Lawson South from King Creek Ridge

View of Little Lawson / Lawson South ridge hike across the Kananaskis River valley from lower slopes of King Creek Ridge.

Lawson South (740 m elev. gain)

Kona on Lawson South Peak

Kona on Little Lawson / Lawson South peak on a warm early December day. Kent North, Mt. Lawson main summit and Mt. Kidd South behind.

Kona on Lawson South Peak – King Creek Ridge behind

King Creek Ridge and Kananaskis River valley behind.

Kona descending Lawson South Peak – Elk Pass

On descent with Mount Pocaterra just right of centre and Mt. Roberta, a high point on the near end of the ridge from Pocaterra. Highwood Ridge and Grizzly Ridge at centre. Gap Mountain just left of centre. Mt. Elpoca at left background, Mt. Wintour at left foreground. Elk Pass at right.

Mt. Roberta (600 m elev. gain)

Kona on Mt. Roberta, Gap Mtn behind

Kona on Mt. Roberta in late November just before the winter road closure of the Highwood Pass highway. Lawson South peak at left, Gap Mountain and Opal Range peaks directly behind.

Kona on Mt. Roberta, Pocaterra Ridge behind

View from Mt. Roberta to the south of Mount Rae, Pocaterra Ridge, Highwood Ridge and Grizzly Ridge at Highwood Pass.

Kona on descent from Mt. Roberta

Heading back from Mt. Roberta, view to west with low clouds over Elk Pass. North ridge of Mount Pocaterra at left.

Kona on Mt. Roberta, view to north

Kona on Mt. Roberta, on a low wind and seasonally warm weather day, waiting for breakfast.

Mount Tyrwhitt, Grizzly Ridge and Highwood Ridge (1,000 m combined elev. gain)

Kona at window on Mount Tyrwhitt

Kona at the window on Mount Tyrwhitt in mid-October. Pocaterra Ridge is obscured by low clouds.

Kona on summit of Mount Tyrwhitt with clouds obstructing the view

Kona and friend on Mount Tyrwhitt on a cloudy October day with no views due to clouds and mist.

Hiking up Highwood Ridge

Heading up the lower slopes of Highwood Ridge – Grizzly Ridge at right with Mount Tyrwhitt behind. Photo by Anh.

Kona on Highwood Ridge in mid-October

Kona and friend on Highwood Ridge on route to Grizzly Ridge and Mount Tyrwhitt (behind) with views disappearing due to light snow conditions.

Kona on Grizzly Ridge with blowing snow

Kona on Grizzly Ridge before descending to Grizzly col on way to Mount Tyrwhitt.

Descending to Grizzly col with Mount Tyrwhitt behind

Descending to Grizzly col – Mount Tyrwhitt scramble slopes beyond. Photo by Anh.

View of Mount Tyrwhitt, Grizzly Ridge and Highwood Ridge from Mount Lipsett

View of Mount Tyrwhitt, Grizzly Ridge and Highwood Ridge (left of the Highwood Pass highway) from Mount Lipsett on a clearer day in late September.