Burstall Pass Peak (700 m elev. gain)

Kona on Burstall Pass Peak in mid-September

Kona on Burstall Pass Peak in mid-September. Snow Peak, Mt. Birdwood, Pig’s Tail and Commonwealth Peak in smoky haze from NW USA wildfires.

Kona on Burstall Pass Peak
Kona on Burstall Pass Peak – Mt. Sir Douglas obscured by smoky haze

On ridge of Burstall Pass Peak. Mt. Sir Douglas behind is obscured by the smoky haze.

Larches at Burstall Pass
Larches at Burstall Pass

Larches turning golden in valley below Burstall Pass. Whistling Rock Ridge behind.

Sinkhole on Burstall Pass Peak
Sinkhole on Burstall Pass Peak

Sinkhole on way up Burstall Pass Peak.

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Burstall Pass Peak from the pass

View of Burstall Pass Peak from the pass in fall colours.

Burstall Pass Peak from Snow Peak

View of Burstall Pass Peak from Snow Peak in early August. Lower slopes of Mt. Sir Douglas behind.

Burstall Pass from Mt Birdwood July 23, 1988

View of Burstall Pass Peak, lower right, with Mt. Sir Douglas at left from Mt. Birdwood July 23, 1988. Mt. King George and the Royal Group on right skyline.

Snow Peak (900 m elev. gain)

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Kona on Snow Peak with Mt. Smuts behind

Kona on Snow Peak on the August long weekend, with Smutwood Peak, Mt. Shark, Mt. Smuts, The Fist and ridge of Mt. Birdwood behind.

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The Fortress, with Gusty Peak at left and Mt. Chester at right, Chester Lake in shadow from Snow Peak

One of many interesting views from Snow Peak – Gusty Peak, The Fortress and Mt. Chester.

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Mt. Sir Douglas from Snow Peak

Mt. Sir Douglas, one of the approximately 50 11,000-foot peaks in the Canadian Rockies, with Zeke’s Peak and Whistling Rock ridge on the left and easy Burstall Pass Peak just right of the pass.

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View toward Snow Peak and Burstall Pass from Mt. Sir Douglas Aug 22 1986

View along Whistling Rock Ridge of Burstall Pass and Snow Peak, left of towering Mt. Birdwood taken from summit of Sir Douglas Aug 22, 1986. Shark, Smuts, Pig’s Tail, Commonwealth, The Fist, Burstall and Piggy Plus also visible.

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Another canine friend on way up to the pass (sorry, can’t remember his name). Burstall Pass Peak behind.

Snow Peak in Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm with hail over Snow Peak

Glad to be off the peak with thunderstorm (Kona’s worst nightmare) and hail on the way.

Smutwood Peak (850 m elevation gain)

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Kona on Smutwood Peak in September

Kona (2 yrs) on Smutwood Peak. Mt. Smuts (difficult scramble) behind. Wind Tower, Mount Lougheed peaks 1 & 2 and Mount Sparrowhawk (snowy) in distance.

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Kona on Smutwood Peak

Following the group rules.

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View to Mt. Birdwood, Mt. Sir Douglas and Burstall Pass from Smutwood Peak

View toward Mount Birdwood, Mount French, Mount Robertson, Whistling Rock Ridge, Zeke’s Peak, Burstall Pass, Mount Sir Douglas and Snow Peak.

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View to Mt. Birdwood and Mt. Sir Douglas from Smutwood Peak March 4, 1989

Similar view on a ski and hike ascent of what was then just called Unnamed 8800 ft west of Smuts Pass on Mar 4, 1989.

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Ptarmigans on Smutwood Peak March 4, 1989

Flock of ptarmigans on Smutwood Peak slopes Mar. 4, 1989.

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Mt. Birdwood July 23, 1988

View of Smutwood Peak at left and Smuts at right from Mt. Birdwood July 23, 1988. Smuts Pass below.