Grotto Mtn. trail (600 m elev. gain)

Kona on Grotto Mtn trail

Kona on short hike up Grotto Mountain trail in mid-January. Mount Rundle and Town of Canmore behind.

Lougheed Peaks from Grotto Mtn trail

Wind Mountain and Lougheed Peaks in morning alpenglow from Grotto Mtn trail. Wind Ridge at right foreground.

Three Sisters from Grotto Mtn trail

Oil sketch of morning alpenglow on Three Sisters from Grotto Mtn trail.

Three Sisters silk painting

Summer view watercolour of Three Sisters – Western Silk by Karin

Mount O’Hagan (1,055 m elev. gain)

Buddy – O’Hagan

Buddy and friend on Mount O’Hagan in late August. We found a register with Rick Collier’s name on this “rarely ascended peak” according to Rick’s solo trip report in Bivouac.com. Behind is Utopia, our intended destination, but after taking the wrong drainage too far to return we continued to explore new high points. Utopia was completed the following week and Pyramid the week after that by Buddy’s “dad” to complete the “Kane scrambles book”.